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10 Runway Looks from Chanel’s Métiers d’art Show in Dakar

For its first ever fashion show on sub-Saharan African soil, Chanel staged a celebration to remember in Dakar, Senegal.

Before Chanel touched down in Dakar to unveil its new Métiers d’art collection, Senegalese photographer Malick Bodian had taken campaign shots for the French house. Featuring models Alaato Jazyper and Loli Bahia posing near the River Seine in Paris, it was the first glimpse of the garments designed by creative director Virginie Viard.

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The Best Street Style from Chanel’s Debut Show in Dakar

From breezy silhouettes and bold colors to monochrome dressing, these were some of the stand-out looks from those attending the French house's Métiers d’art showcase.

There's a buzz in the Senegalese capital and an upbeat mood on the streets -- thanks in large part to Chanel unveiling its Métiers d’art collection on Tuesday. In the lead-up to the French luxury house's history-making show in Dakar, Dakar Fashion Week had just closed out with an all-white afterparty at the Phare des Mamelles, and a three-day cultural program to engage local creatives across art, film, and music captivated visitors and locals alike.

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What To Expect at the History-Making Chanel Show in Dakar

For the first time ever on African soil, the French luxury house will showcase its Métiers d’art 2023 collection in the Senegalese capital this week.

Ataui Deng x French Marie-Claire

Sudanese African model Ataui Deng is glowing in the French Marie Claire's January issue, photographed by Jacob Sadrak and styled by Mako Yamazaki.