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Lifestyle - Chanel brings cruise collection show to Dubai


French fashion house Chanel took its 2021/22 cruise line on the road on Tuesday (November 2), presenting the mainly monochrome collection to a new audience in Dubai.


Tuesday's catwalk show, held in the Dubai Creek Harbour, was a replica of Chanel's original cruise collection presentation which was held in the south of France in May.


The largely black-and-white looks were inspired by French author, playwright and artist Jean Cocteau, who was a friend of the fashion label's founder Gabrielle Chanel, said Chanel's creative chief Virginie Viard in show notes.


"Echoing the extreme modernity of Cocteau's film, I wanted something quite rock," Viard said, delivering a collection of fringed and beaded monochrome outfits.


There were also capes over short frilly dresses, paired with net stockings. Frocks were beaded and embroidered on the sleeves, while Chanel's traditional tweed jackets and skirts were fringed or embroidered with lucky charms. There were nods to punk and mod looks.


The collection got its first outing at a former quarry, the Carrieres de Lumieres, just below the picturesque perched village of Les Baux-de-Provence in May this year.