Vin Diesel, Gisele Bündchen and Kardashian Family are just some of the characters who have visited Cuba recently. Even before the easing of the long-standing economic embargo by President Barack Obama around 94,000 Americans visited the island in the first four months of 2016. The expectation is that this number will increase, and not only among Americans.
The luxury brand Chanel chose Cuba to present a new collection and centered the historic show around the Paseo del Prado, avenue of Havana. The British model Stella Tennant opened the show, on May 3, modelling clothes from the new collection. Brazilian models Gisele Bundchen and Alice Dellal, the English actress Tilda Swinton and the American actor Vin Diesel honoured the parade, wearing looks that recall the hallmarks of Cuban culture.
In recent years, Chanel has chosen tourist sites to present their new collections and the brand said in a statement that the cultural wealth and opening of Cuba to the world made the country a source of inspiration for the brand and Karl Lagerfeld, its creative director.