French House Chanel Cancels Cruise Show In Capri, Italy Set for May

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ITALY — Last fall (September 2019), DM Fashion Book reported that Chanel S.A.,¬†a¬†French¬†privately held company owned by¬†Alain Wertheimer¬†and¬†G√©rard Wertheimer, grandsons of¬†Pierre Wertheimer, announced that they will stage its 2021 cruise (resort) collection¬†on an island in¬†Italy‚Äôs¬†Bay of Naples¬†(see it here).

Today Tuesday March 17, we could officially report that Chanel has decided to cancel its cruise show, due to take place on May 7, to ensure the well-being of its guests and teams during the current coronavirus outbreak.

‚ÄúChanel¬†is examining alternative ways of presenting its collection in Capri at a later date and in a different format,‚ÄĚ it said in a statement.

‚ÄúChanel is closely monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic in order to ensure the protection of all its teams as well as its partners and customers around the world, and has put in place all the necessary preventive measures in accordance with the recommendations of local and global health authorities. This situation, which is quickly evolving, requires a precise approach that takes into account local regulations, and Chanel is fully committed to protect each employee and partner everywhere the company operates,‚ÄĚ it added.

The decision marked the third cancellation in two days for the French fashion house, which yesterday we reported that due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus,¬†Chanel¬†has decided to postpone its replica show of the¬†Paris¬†‚ÄĒ¬†31 Rue Cambon2019/20 M√©tiers d‚Äôart collection, which was due to take place in¬†London¬†on¬†June 4. (see it here).

The COVID-19 outbreak has also scuppered a planned Chanel event in Paris. The Palais Galliera, which had been due to reopen in early April after two years of renovations, on Monday said the Paris City Hall-backed fashion museum would remain shut until further notice.

Chanel is the exclusive sponsor of a¬†new space for permanent exhibitions at the museum, named the Gabrielle Chanel Rooms, and had sent out a save-the-date for a party on March 31 celebrating the opening of ‚ÄúGabrielle Chanel, fashion manifesto,‚ÄĚ the first Chanel exhibition ever staged in Paris.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR OUR LATEST CANCELED EVENTS AND STORES CLOSING DUE TO THE WORLDWIDE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRIS:

Due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, Bergdorf Goodman and the Neiman Marcus store in Hudson Yards closed today, joining the rapidly growing list of coronavirus-related store closings around the country (see it here).

Yesterday Monday March 16th, Nordstrom said it was closing all of its full-line department stores, Rack stores, Jeffrey and Trunk Club locations in the U.S. and Canada for two weeks starting March 17, and Saks Fifth Avenue said it was closing its Manhattan flagship and its store in Bala Cynwyd outside Philadelphia for up to two weeks.

Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, Madewell, Vince, Lands’ End, Footlocker and Vineyard Vines are among the specialty chains that have announced mass temporary closings due to the coronavirus.

On Monday,¬†DM Fashion Book¬†announced that due to the worldwide spread of the¬†coronavirus,¬†Chanel¬†has decided to postpone its replica show of the¬†Paris¬†‚ÄĒ¬†31 Rue Cambon2019/20 M√©tiers d‚Äôart collection, which was due to take place in¬†London¬†on¬†June 4¬†(see it¬†here) and¬†Dior¬†has postponed indefinitely their upcoming cruise show. The show was¬†due to take place in¬†Italy¬†on¬†May 9¬†(see it¬†here).

Met Gala joins the long list of events being postponed amid coronavirus fears including Prada (see it here) and Hermès (see it here).

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Chanel Resort 2020

Chanel Resort 2020

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