From Dior’s lav­ish show at Blen­heim Palace to Louis Vuit­ton’s modernist pro­duc­tion in Rio, the 2017 cruise col­lec­tions were a cap­ti­vat­ing jour­ney through time and place

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A whirl­wind jour­ney through the lat­est cruise col­lec­tions, from Ha­vana to West­min­ster Abbey via Rio and Blen­heim Palace

chanel Karl Lager­feld chose the colour­ful Cuban city of Ha­vana to show his joy­ously up­beat col­lec­tion

No, Chanel is not about to open a flag­ship store in Ha­vana. For Karl Lager­feld, this was a cul­tural event in a city on the cusp

of change – one that was, be­fore its rev­o­lu­tion, per­haps the most glam­orous in the world. The Paseo del Prado, lined

with crum­bling colon­nades, was his catwalk; Cuban mu­si­cians pro­vided the

sound­track and res­i­dents a vo­cally ap­pre­cia­tive au­di­ence. The mood was

cel­e­bra­tory – this was a glo­ri­ously ex­u­ber­ant spec­ta­cle of Parisian chic and Cuban flair. Mag­i­cal and mem­o­rable; a mo­ment of fash­ion history.

Louis Vuit­ton’s cruise show

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