Chanel Cruise Dubai 2014/15: The Guests
Welcome to 'The Island'
A magnificent show by Chanel hit the Middle East this evening, thanks to the label's Cruise 2014/15 presentation held on the private Hamdan Island just off the coast of Dubai.
In the presence of Karl Lagerfeld – and the most senior members of Chanel's international team – attendees were welcomed to the candle-covered sand (and Shisha-infused Bedouin lounge areas) to witness a fashion show held in the island's specifically built show venue; a structure decorated with thousands of interlocking 'C' logos in Arabesque style. The latest Cruise designs put on display were followed by a private cocktail party and performance by Janelle Monáe.
The guestlist was made up of influential fashion journalists from around the globe, as well as key A-list friends of the brand such as Tilda Swinton and Freida Pinto – each arriving by traditional Abra boat across the short space of ocean, in the shadow of the city's glittering Downtown skyline, iconic Burj Khalifa included.
Sama and Haya Abu Khadra
Dana Malhas Ghandour
Cailli and Sam Beckerman