Fashion

Chanel’s Latest Métiers d’Art Collection Fuses French Fashion and West African Tradition

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All images courtesy of Chanel.

One radiant December day at the tip of last year, the Senegalese singer Obree Daman led a procession of École des Sables dancers around the refurbished tiled floors of the Ancien Palais de Justice in Dakar, Senegal. “Salam Alaikum Africa,” he belted as the troop criss-crossed clusters of starry-eyed fashion folk who had come to Senegal from across the globe. “Peace be to Africa.” His performers wiggled in agreement, making their way through the historic space.

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