You know something special is about to go down when Karl Lagerfeld trades out his usual, somber black suit jacket in favor of a striped, sequinned one (!). Namely, if last night's flurry of social media didn't tip you off, Chanel was staging their Cruise 2017 in Havana, Cuba (think of the sequins as the city's equivalent of black tie). And when you're then whisked away in a fleet of candy-colored vintage cars, you really know something spectacular about to go down. After pulling up to a closed-off city street, we arrived to see that Chanel had essentially taken over an entire city plaza for their show. With tumblers of mojitos and lemonade (topical, right?) up for grabs. As live Latin music began to pipe through the crowds, courtesy of a local band and troupe of dancers, we took our seats riiiight as rain began to fall from the sky (it obviously cleared up just as the show started, in a feat of sheer Lagerfeldian wizardry). The collection itself was, of course, not without its nods to the city—there were plenty of high waists and cropped trousers, Cuban heeled-everything, relaxed, slouchy bags and a color palette seemingly pulled straight from the streets. As the procession of models flounced down the runway, the interpretations became more literal takes on the stylistic hallmarks of Cuban culture: straw fedoras, sequins, cropped jackets, ruffles, Flamenco skirts, cigar box clutches (a few models even took to the runway with Cohíbas in hand). While it would have been easy to continue the show's motifs a touch too far into icky territory, it instead somehow managed to strike all the right notes and maintain a tasteful nod to the country. With that, we hopped back into our car and headed to the after party, zooming down the highway alongside the likes of Tilda Swinton, Caroline de Maigret, Alice Dellal, Soo Joo Park, Hudson Kroenig, Vin Diesel (!?). And then? Lets just say there was rum involved. C'mon guys: it's Cuba.