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© Langley Fox-Hemingway

LANGLEY FOX FOLLOWING
ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S FOOTSTEPS

The great grand-daughter of the American writer who lived on the Island between 1927 and 1950 made a stop in Cuba for the Cruise show. She visited the author’s house and its surroundings.

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© Benoit Peverelli

BACKSTAGE

Cruise 2016/17 collection
May 3rd, Paseo del Prado, Havana

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© Anne Combaz

THE GUESTS

Gisèle Bünchen, Vanessa Paradis and Alice Dellal were amongst the guests at the show in Cuba.

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© Olivier Saillant

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© Olivier Saillant

EL PASEO DEL PRADO

The Paseo del Prado, the emblematic avenue running through Havana from the city's historic 16th century district to its modern heart, is the venue for the Cruise 2016/17 collection show.

The boulevard, whose name means “meadow walk” in Spanish, was originally laid out in the 18th century and was redesigned by the French landscape architect Nicolas Forestier in 1928. Eight spectacular bronze lions stand guard on every street corner all the way to the sea front. They were the work of two sculptors, Jean Puiforcat – another Frenchman – and Juan Comas, an expert in bronze casting. The locals in Havana have always enjoyed strolling in the shade of the ancient trees along the central walkway. The colonial-era buildings, cinemas, theaters and colonnaded mansions along the Prado are reminiscent of the Baroque and neo-Classical style of European capitals such as Madrid, Paris and Vienna.

While many buildings show signs of aging, UNESCO has placed Old Havana on its list of world heritage sites, preserving its authenticity for generations to come.

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