Chanel to show in Dubai

Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Karl Lagerfeld has chosen the Emirates destination of Dubai to showcase his next Chanel Cruise collection. The show will take place on May 13, where temperatures average around 100 degrees at that time of the year.  The French fashion house is known for staging its pre-collections outside of Paris, in previous seasons the show has been hosted in Singapore, Miami, Los Angeles, Saint-Tropez, Venice, and most recently, Dallas.

Details of the venue have not yet been released, just that Dubai was chosen because it “inspires travel and evokes the true spirit of Cruise”.

Bruno Pavlovsky, president of Chanel said: "Chanel is very pleased to present its 2014-15 Cruise collection in Dubai. In addition to being a key hub for our fashion business in the Middle East, Dubai was chosen because it inspires travel and evokes the true spirit of Cruise.

“The show that we will hold in this city on May 13, in the presence of Karl Lagerfeld, will be a unique event that will feed the public's imagination around our brand."

Karl Lagerfeld bringing Chanel show to Dubai

The Dubai Design District, dedicated to fostering the growth of the Emirate’s design, fashion and luxury industry, welcomed the news that Chanel would present its first Cruise collection in the Middle East in Dubai.

Dr Amina Al Rustamani, group CEO of Tecom Investments, the developer behind Dubai Design District, added: “We thank Mr Lagerfeld and Chanel for their visionary support to Dubai’s growing fashion and design industry. We are tremendously excited by the opportunities for the local and regional fashion scene that accompany such a landmark event.”

Image: Chanel - Paris-Dallas 2013/14 Métiers d'Art show

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