MIAMI — There may not be any links between Coco Chanel and Miami — not known ones, anyway — but Karl Lagerfeld feels it’s about time to draw the connection.

“Why not bring a modern version of Coco to Miami?” joked the designer, sitting in the penthouse of the city’s Raleigh Hotel, where Chanel is staging its cruise presentation Thursday night.

Over the past few years, Chanel has made it a tradition to take its cruise shows on the road, from New York¹s Grand Central Terminal to an airplane hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. For this excursion, Chanel took over the Raleigh for four days, shutting it down to the general public, with tight security protecting the property like a fortress. The show itself will feature a runway designed to mimic the curved lines of the hotel pool, and a celebrity list that is expected to include Diane Kruger, Zoe Kravitz, Anna Mouglalis and Cat Power.

For complete coverage, see Thursday’s WWD.

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