Karl Lagerfeld is never one to settle for second best. We can just imagine him saying to himself in a singsong voice as he strokes Choupette: If Raf Simons wants to stage a runway show in the distant lands of Brooklyn, well that's just fine. We'll do him one better.
Indeed. Chanel's Cruise 2015 collection runway show will take place on May 13 on a remote island off the coast of Dubai. It's like the Brooklyn of Dubai. JK not really. According to an item in WWD last month: "It is known officially as The Island, located off Jumeirah Beach Road." Sounds central.
Earlier this afternoon, Chanel tweeted a preview:
— CHANEL (@CHANEL) May 9, 2014
Still no word on whether there'll be ferry service, but fingers crossed.