As guests were being greeted by coteries of wooden boats, set to whisk them away to Chanel’s very own island in Dubai, a grand crystal-laden Arabian feast was being set for them to greet in return. They would then encounter traditional Bedouin tents, musicians, fancy drinks and imported palm trees before entering a show space of sunken seats surrounding the catwalk.

Cruise shows have always been exciting for their “destination fashion week” effect and Chanel is no stranger to pushing boundaries with such a privilege. Known for its extravagant and adventurous runway themes, it’s no surprise that they chose a city bursting with both (along with fashion’s most elite), for this season’s show.

The entrance hall turned desert oasis. Photo credit: The Coveteur


An oversized pearl bag provides subtle opulence to this look. Photo credit: The Coveteur


Light and flowy fabrics with a delicate exotic print, ideal for the climate, and clientele, of Dubai. Photo credit: The Coveteur


Soo Joo modeling a classic-looking Chanel coat with Arabian-inspired pants. Photo Credit: The Coveteur


This season's Chanel cruise collection was inspired by the 70's, extravagance and of course, the Middle East. See the full collection here. Photo credit: Olivier Saillant


In honor of the event’s choice of locale, we’ve decided to showcase a few Dubai-inspired looks of our own. Here’s a few of our favorites of Lookbookers who have visited, or lived in, the United Arab Emirates over the years.

Kryz Uy of Thirsty Thought shopping at the Dubai Mall.


Ushi Sato of The Shade and Scarf looking stylish against the backdrop of the city’s stunning skyline.


Zhanna Kurzeneva of Trend-Line showing off her stylish cerulean harem pants.


Kimberley Denise modeling a flowy black maxi for a photo shoot in the desert.


Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad staying ahead of the trends in lemony neon.


Chloe Caristan of Babes in Velvet wearing a playful graphic tee and studded gladiators for a fun urban look.


See more inspirational Dubai looks here!