Chanel presented a new exhibition of its Cruise 2021-2022 collection in Dubai

The collection took place at the Dubai Creek Harbour.

Legendary French luxury fashion house, CHANEL, showcased a stellar and glamorous and young collection by Virginie Viard, which was held in Dubai. Presented at a new setting draped in beige fabric and revealed last May at the Carrières de Lumières in the village of Les Baux-de-Provence, in the South of France, the collection was a sight to behold.

With reminiscences of punk and a strong presence of monochrome in black and white, this collection – loaded with fishnet stockings, low cut shots, miniskirts and crop tops – references Jean Cocteau’s “The Testament of Orpheus” using its original location as a catwalk. Cocteau was a friend of Gabrielle and is one of current creative director Virginie Viard’s favourite artists.

Viard also included leather looks, graphics and beads. Fishnet stockings were combined with mini dresses or a black and white Chanel tweed skirt suit. Capes, kaftan-type dresses, and loose pants suits were seen throughout the show.

“The simplicity, the precision and the poetry of Cocteau’s film made me want to create a stunning collection, with a very distinct two-tone, made up of bright white and deep black. Echoing the extreme modernity of Cocteau’s film, I wanted something quite rock. Lots of fringes, in leather, beads and sequins, t-shirts bearing the face of the model Lola Nicon like a rock star, worn with tweed suits trimmed with wide braids, and pointed silver Mary-Janes. A look that recalls as much the modernity of the sixties as that of punk,” said Virginie Viard.

The Dubai show brought stars like Penélope Cruz, Caroline de Maigret and Soo Joo Park with actors Sofia Boutella, Tara Emad, Ruba Zarour, Keean Johnson and musicians Faouzia, Kungs, and John Legend. Following the show, guests attended an afterparty where Legend made a surprise performance with Faouzia.

Have a look at some pictures from the collection.