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A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai

A thousand guests attended the desert fashion spectacle revealing the Fashion house’s 2014/15 collection

A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai
Chanel's head designer and creative director, Karl Lagerfeld and singer Janelle Monae.
A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai
Chanel’s Cruise 2014-15 collection was revealed at The Island in Dubai last night, May 13. 2014.
A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai
Inside the golden glass sculpture as the runway begins.
A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai
Karl Lagerfeld and the French fashion house orchestrated a true desert fashion spectacle on the he manmade Island, privately owned by Sheikh Hamdan.
A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai
It took a total of two months to build the oasis which was complete with palm trees, tents, Bedouin cushions and rugs and even henna plants.
A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai
The1000 VIP guests were brought to the venue in dhows, or more accurately local abras.
A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai
Actress Frida Pinto at Chanel's Cruise 2014-15 fashion show in Dubai.
A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai
Actress Dakota Fanning at Chanel's Cruise 2014-15 fashion show in Dubai.
A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai
Actress Tilda Swinton at Chanel's Cruise 2014-15 fashion show in Dubai.
A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai
Karl Lagerfeld with media and fans.
A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai
More elaborate than some recent Chanel cruise show, the collection was modest and respectful of the local customs, with a plethora of layered looks on display.
A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai
The models’ bouffant hair was adorned with crescent moon brooches and the double C Chanel logo.
A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai
Today, the brand is hosting an exclusive event for the launch of their latest high jewelllery collection, Les Perles.
A look inside Chanel’s fashion show in Dubai
The luxury fashion house plans to explore its potential with couture in the Middle East by bringing the houte collection to Dubai next year or so.