Sailing aboard a yacht on the River Seine, landing by private jet in Santa Monica, arriving in NYC's Grand Central Terminal, and trailing through the landmarks of Paris by bus...the presentation of Chanel Cruise has become increasingly spectacular, reflecting the larger-than-life persona of Karl Lagerfeld.
What began as a collection aimed at travelers escaping winter's freeze for sunny climes has long since been transformed into a fashion extravaganza - most recently staged at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach with parties, celebs like Diane Kruger, Zoe Kravitz, Anna Kournikova, and even a special performance by US 2008 Olympic Synchronized Swimming team that will compete in Beijing this summer.
"The concept of the Cruise Collection is based on traveling, and Miami is the ideal destination," comments Kaiser Karl. "A city that moves and has energy, with its small districts and its animated streets."
Chanel Cruise 2009 will be available in November. In the mean time, check out fun video snippets interviews with celebs, backstage, and Herr Karl himself at Dogmatic.com.
- Lesley Scott