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Cuba: Chanel stages historic fashion show in Havana03:04

Cuba: Chanel stages historic fashion show in Havana

Cuba, Havana
May 5, 2016 at 00:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

French fashion house Chanel presented its 2017 Cruise collection at an historic fashion show in Havana, Tuesday.

Global fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld organised the historic show on the Paseo del Prado, one of the Cuban capital's main boulevards.

A number of celebrities travelled to Havana to attend the show, including Hollywood actor Vin Diesel, British actress Tilda Swinton and former model Gisele Bundchen. Among the Cuban models to perform in the show was former President Fidel Castro's 17-year-old grandson Tony.

The event marked the first time a major Western fashion house has put on a show in Cuba since the restoration of diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba in July 2015.

Cuba: Chanel stages historic fashion show in Havana03:04
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French fashion house Chanel presented its 2017 Cruise collection at an historic fashion show in Havana, Tuesday.

Global fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld organised the historic show on the Paseo del Prado, one of the Cuban capital's main boulevards.

A number of celebrities travelled to Havana to attend the show, including Hollywood actor Vin Diesel, British actress Tilda Swinton and former model Gisele Bundchen. Among the Cuban models to perform in the show was former President Fidel Castro's 17-year-old grandson Tony.

The event marked the first time a major Western fashion house has put on a show in Cuba since the restoration of diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba in July 2015.

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