The only Latin city that had a Karl Lagerfeld parade with Chanel

HAVANA, Feb. 20th  The catwalks of Chanel in Paris are always as important as the collection itself. Parade after parade the Grand Palais is transformed into an impressive stage.

The same happens with the Crucero collections, but for these the scenario not only changes, but it moves from city to city.

For the 2016/2017 collection, Karl Lagerfeld chose to present himself in Latin America, in Havana.

It happened in May three years ago and caused a stir, both for the criticism, both for turning that day into a historic event in the fashion industry, Chanel and the Caribbean island.

 The only Latin city that had a Karl Lagerfeld parade with Chanel

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The Paseo del Prado in Old Havana became for a few hours the showcase of celebrities, models and influencers who accompanied the firm. In total he had 700 guests, among them: Tilda Swinton, Vin Diesel, Gisele Bündchen; part of the Castro family, his son and grandson, the Tony Castro; and the daughters of Raúl Castro, Mariela and Déborah.

 The only Latin city that had a Karl Lagerfeld parade with Chanel

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But the most significant guests for Chanel were the residents of Havana themselves, since the idea of ​​showing up on this trip was to make the parade one open to the public, although hours before they filled the streets of the parade with fences. That did not stop people from enjoying the apartment from the balconies of the houses

Tony Castro, grandson of Fidel Castro, who is dedicated to modeling, was one of the figures that aimed to walk on the catwalk of Chanel but they were only speculations. The same brand reported that it had never contemplated Castro among the models to participate.

Here you can see the complete Chanel parade in Havana: