Chanel Cruise 2017 Collection in Havana, Cuba


Relations between Cuba and the United States were restored earlier this year, with the Obama administration lifting a 55-year commercial, economic and financial embargo placed against the country.

Want more? Sign up to our daily newsletter here for all the latest fashion and music news, reviews, interviews, shop to buy looks, exclusive ticket offers and more! Sure, he hosts Chanel's couture and ready-to-wear collections in Paris​, but when it comes to resort and pre-fall, the designer is not content to stay local.

On the choice of the location, Lagerfeld remarked, "the cultural wealth and the opening of Cuba to the world, make the country a source of inspiration for me and Chanel".

The fashion house plans to show its 2016/17 cruise collection in Havana, Cuba on May 3, it announced in a press release Tuesday. Miami, Venice, Cap d'Antibes, Versailles, Singapore and Dubai are some of the previous stops on this luxury cruise.

Guests will be able to jet to the Carribean island in style thanks to the brand's recent airline-themed spring/summer 2016 show packed full of flight-friendly accessories. Even if the Cubans - with an average monthly salary of around $20 - cannot afford a Chanel bag.

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