havana: work in progress

© chanel / photography: olivier saillant

no longer in the shadow of global politics, cuba is the alluring new frontier, and along with this newly acquired stature, its famously scenic capital of havana takes center stage. coinciding with the french month of culture which kicked off last weekend the city, iconic french fashion house chanel will show its 2016/2017 cruise collection here today. in tandem with this much-publicized event, that'll undoubtedly bring high-profile guests to the local scene, the brand's creative director karl lagerfeld has brought along an accompanying exhibition. entitled obra en proceso or 'work in progress' in plain english, the showcase is held at factoría habana, and presents a sizeable body of work that represent lagerfeld's main interests: fashion, architecture and landscapes. interestingly, it also includes more than 200 photographs that lagerfeld snapped himself, and explores his great diversity of subjects, approaches and techniques [on through may 12]. location: factoría habana, calle o'reilly 308 [centro].

© chanel / karl lagerfeld's works on display at the obra en proceso exhibition in havana