Virginie Viard Brings the ’70s Back for Chanel Métiers d’Art 2023 in Dakar

Chanel’s latest Métiers d’art show represented a monumental first for the luxury fashion house: its runway debut in Africa.

The show itself happened on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the former Palace of Justice in Dakar, and featured performances from Obree Daman, dancers from the École des Sables, choreographer Dimitri Chamblas and CKay. (Though technically unaffiliated with the official schedule, it took place just two days after Dakar Fashion Week.) On Dec. 8, Chanel debuted the collection via a film.