In what was undoubtedly the most important event the regional fashion industry has ever seen – and perhaps the city as a whole – Chanel hosted its Cruise 2015 show on an island off the coast of Dubai last night. Alongside regional and international press, as well as the movers and shakers of our fair city, celebrities the likes of Tilda Swinton, Dakota Fanning, and Freida Pinto rubbed shoulders with local “It” girls and VIPs. Amongst them were accessories designer Nathalie Trad and boutique owner Dana Malhas, who were hand selected by the French house to be dressed in looks from its previous collections. In the hours leading up to the biggest event of the year, the reception hall of the One & Only The Palm was transformed into the most glamorous fitting room. Savoir Flair spent the day with Trad and Malhas in the beautiful suite ahead of the show, documenting the fittings and hair-and-makeup process.
Click through our gallery above for an intimate look at the last-minute preparations, and follow Dana Malhas and Nathalie Trad as they get ready for the Chanel Cruise 2015 show.