Trust Chanel to choose a private island in Dubai to show its 2014/15 Cruise collection.
Sparing no expense – 'We built everything — toilets included,' said Karl Lagerfeld – the collection might have even trumped the Chanel supermarket show in terms of extravagance.
A star-studded guest list, including Dakota Fanning and Tilda Swinton, was flown out to the the desert to see a decidedly 1970s collection come down the catwalk. Big, corkscrew curls and swathes of billowing chiffon, as well as gold lamé and mosiac patterns, dominated this colourful, highly covetable collection.
'A romantic idea, without any folkloric touch, of an Orient of my imagination of the 21st century,' was how Karl Lagerfeld described the collection, but we think Tilda Swinton's description hit the nail on the head. 'It was like a magical carpet ride,' the actress told WWD.
Now we just need to book a luxury holiday to wear it on…
By Olivia Marks