Karl Lagerfeld proves he's still got the moves at the #CocoCuba after party

Highlights from Chanel's Cruise 2017 show

By Andrea Tim | Published: 5 May 2016

Karl dances
Karl Lagerfeld is accompanied by Hudson Kroenig (Photo: Olivier Saillant)

Karl Lagerfeld is hardly seen dancing, but when he does, it's remembered forever. To add to photographic evidence of the Chanel creative director dancing with Oscar de la Renta back in 2002, we can now enjoy videos of Karl dancing after the Chanel Cruise 2017 runway show in Cuba.

French actresses Vanessa Paradis and Cécile Cassel were his lucky partners on the #CocoCuba dance floor. What a legend!


Vanessa et Karl dansent à la Havane #chanelcruisecuba @chanelofficial

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Dancing with the King ❤️ #ChanelCruiseCuba #cuba #karl #hollysiz ( 🎥 @djcori )

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Now, back to the show itself. The pedestrian-only Paseo del Prado street was closed off to make way for Chanel's runway.

Photo: Olivier Saillant

Chanel's Cruise 2017 stood out for its vacation-worthy yet never over-the-top colour palette, which was "inspired by the vibrant baroque facades of the old town: yellow, pink, orange, turquoise, bright green."

Photo: Olivier Saillant

Prints can be anticipated from Chanel especially when it comes to the Cruise seasons, but we love how American muscle cars like the Buick, Oldsmobile and Cadillac were made into standout patterns on shirts, dressing robes, swimwear and skirts (pictured below).


Also, consider this the perfect reason to break out all your vacation T-shirts, as long as you keep them classy with oversized brooches, pearl necklaces, statement skirts and hats.


The accessories were as covetable as anything Chanel offers for the season, but we're particularly charmed by this wooden clutch. Novelty with a dash of luxury – what's not to love?

Photo: Anne Combaz

Chanel's celebrity friends graced the show, Tilda Swinton, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Gisele Bündchen among them.

Tilda Swinton (Photo: Stephane Feugere)
Julia Restoin Roitfeld (Photo: Stephane Feugere)
Gisele Bündchen (Photo: Stephane Feugere)

The models arguably had the most fun by the looks of it; closing the show with a drive-through fiesta.


#ChanelCruiseCuba #CocoCuba

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And there was dancing.

Photo: Olivier Saillant

Lots of dancing. It's Cuba, of course there's lots of dancing! Makes you sorry you weren't there to witness the spectacle yourself.

Photo: Olivier Saillant

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