Yesterday evening (November 2nd 2021) Chanel presented a re-show of its Cruise 2022 collection in Dubai.
The Parisian house showcased the collection with an impressive show inside a purpose-built structure beside Dubai’s Creek Harbour.
Following the runway show, guests celebrated at a star-studded after-party which featured a performance by John Legend and Faouzia.
The collection which was designed by Virginie Viard was presented in a setting draped in beige fabric, punctuated with shadows and projections of olive branches, echoing the atmosphere of the first show unveiled last May at the Carrières de Lumières in the village of Les Baux-de-Provence, in the South of France.
The silhouettes evoke the simplicity and poetry of Testament of Orpheus, made in 1959 at the Carrières de Lumières by the poet, draughtsman, playwright and filmmaker Jean Cocteau, who was friends with Gabrielle Chanel. The atmosphere of the film inspired Virginie Viard to create a very sharp collection, with a distinct two-tone colour scheme, playing on the monochrome contrasts of the 60s, rock and punk.
Chanel ambassadors Penélope Cruz, Caroline de Maigret and Soo Joo Park attended the show along with the actors Sofia Boutella, Tara Emad, Ruba Zarour and Keean Johnson, the singers Faouzia and John Legend and the musician Kungs.
The CHANEL Cruise 2021/22 collection is now available in boutiques from November 3rd 2021 in the Middle East and from November 9th in the rest of the world.