Hot on the heels of Dior’s romantic extravaganza in New York last week, Maison Chanel shall be presenting their Cruise collection in Dubai tomorrow. Fashion industry elite – including Grazia’s very own Charlie Miller – and the A-list front row have therefore had to re-pack their luggage over the weekend in preparation for the blazing sun of the Middle East and for the fabulosity that will surely be happening on ‘The Island’ in a day's time.
Karl Lagerfeld knows how to give a fashion crowd a good ride, executing the minutiae of a press trip experience from start to finish. Just think of the past: a Rodeo in Dallas, a regal castle in Scotland…. So for Dubai, you can imagine the modus operandi is high glamour and high glamour only. His glorious guestlist – including Vanessa Paradis who was spotted at the aiport this morning, and a rumoured appearance from the new campaign star Kristen Stewart – have been filing into the Park Hyatt hotel, ready for a spot of pre-show sunbathing.
Karl Lagerfeld's crew at the Chanel Cruise show in Saint-Tropez in 2010 [WireImage]
With the weather report reading a jealousy-making 36 degrees centigrade, this could provide great summer styling inspiration for those of us preparing to vacay any time soon (or those of us who are dreaming of such a thing). Will K-Stew show us how to wear a little white dress with bad-girl attitude? Will Vanessa Paradias knock everyone’s socks off by pairing her new curly ‘do with a spectacular gown? And most importantly, what kind of influence will this part of the world have on Mr Lagerfeld’s Cruise collection? We’ve already noticed the beach bags gifted to attendees: black, white and with and intricate leaf print all over. Scroll through the gallery to check that and much more out.
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