Karl Lagerfeld will present the Chanel 2015 Cruise show in Dubai tonight (13 May) putting the UAE firmly on the world's fashion map. Lagerfeld has chosen a private island off the coast of Jumeirah for the event, which will be transformed into a Chanel wonderland!
Fashion insiders have been speculating as to which celebrities might be on the frow at the event that will be attended by some of the world’s most important press. Kristen Stewart, who was recently announced as the face of the brand, is rumoured to be making her way to UAE's shores and fashion insiders are also hoping Rihanna will make an appearance after she played a big part in Chanel’s last show in Paris which was set in a brand-themed purpose-built supermarket. The pop princess posed for photographs in supermarket trolleys after the show with model Cara Delevingne.
Also rumoured to be attending the show, which will conclude with a star-studded after party on The Island, are actress Dakota Fanning, who we know to be a huge fan of the brand, as well as Johnny Depp’s ex partner Vanessa Paradis and Tilda Swinton, who was the face of Chanel’s 2013 campaign.
Keira Knightley is also a name being mentioned amongst insiders to attend as she was the face of the brand’s last cruise show which was held in Singapore last year. Keira is a huge fan of the brand, wearing their designs to numerous red carpet events. As well as Lily Allen, who is a great pal of Karl Lagerfeld, and Freida Pinto, another fan of the brand.
Alongside Cara Delevingne and fellow model Joan Smalls (who has already touched down in the UAE), Kendall Jenner also modeled in Chanel’s previous catwalk show. As the reality star makes a name for herself as a high fashion model we wonder whether she’ll be jetting over to the Middle East for the show.
The show kicks off on The Island this evening so stay tuned to Ahlan Live for all the goss!