CHANEL ambassador Penélope Cruz attended the show when Virginie Viard presented Chanel’s Cruise 2921/22 collection in Dubai’s Creek Harbour district.
We have a few bones to pick with Virginie Viard for choosing Dubai as a destination – when it comes to the lack of LGBT rights and human rights in this country. But apart from that the collection imagined by Viard it was of course beautiful and classic Chanel.
The silhouettes of the collection evoke the simplicity and poetry of “Testament of Orpheus“, made in 1959 at the Carrières de Lumières by the poet, draughtsman, playwright and filmmaker Jean Cocteau, who was friends with Gabrielle Chanel. The atmosphere of the film inspired Virginie Viard to create a very sharp collection, with a distinct two-tone colour scheme, playing on the monochrome contrasts of the 60s, rock and punk.
CHANEL ambassadors Penélope Cruz, Caroline de Maigret and Soo Joo Park attended the show along with the actors Sofia Boutella, Tara Emad, Ruba Zarour and Keean Johnson, the singers Faouzia and John Legend and the musician Kungs. The CHANEL Cruise 2021/22 collection will be available in boutiques from November 3rd 2021 in the Middle East and from November 9th in the rest of the world.