Karl Lagerfeld is in Havana this month to present his 2017 resort collection for Chanel, but before the runway event takes place, the designer will also debut an exhibition of his photography in the historic city.
A photography exhibition, “Obra en Proceso/Work in Progress”, opened last week in Havana at Factoria Habana, less than a week before the house’s resort 2017 show is set to take place.
Organized by the Alliance Française, the exhibition will be a month-long celebration of Francophone culture in Cuba.
Lagerfeld’s resort show for Chanel is scheduled to take place May 3.
The exhibition – which will remain open to the public until May 12 – contains 200 photographs grouped by subject: fashion, architecture and landscapes. Chanel stated that the exhibition explores a, “great diversity,” of subjects, and cites the, “subtle interpretation,” Lagerfeld employs during his creative process.
Earlier this week, Chanel denied rumors that Karl Lagerfeld may be leaving Chanel this month after 33 years as its designer. “The rumors about Mr Lagerfeld discontinuing the collections and the cruise collection show in Cuba being the last are unsubstantiated,” a Chanel spokesperson told British Vogue.