We've spoken about luxury houses and their sudden predilection for hosting their resort/cruise collections in far-flung and architecturally amazing places. This year alone, Chanel chose Seoul's Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Dior gravitated towards Pierre Cardin's Palais Bulles and Louis Vuitton inhabited Bob Hope's spage-age Palm Springs house. But for the 2017 collections, Chanel has outdone them all by choosing Cuban capital Havana as the next exotic spot. Nice move, Karl.

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Thanks to relaxed diplomatic relations between communist Cuba and the US, more visitors are flocking to the Caribbean island than ever before. Rich in history, culture and once-majestic architecture, it's no wonder brands like Chanel and Proenza Schouler have cited Cuba as inspiration. While we don't doubt there will be any shortage of eager Chanel followers flocking to Havana for the May 3, 2016 show - given the shortage of ultra-luxe accommodation in Havana, we're wondering one thing: where all these high-flying fashion folk going to stay? Stay tuned for more updates.   

Guess where Chanel is hosting its cruise 2017 collection?

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