Fidel Castro's Grandson Is Rumored to Be Walking in Chanel's Runway Show in Cuba Tonight

According to Fashionista, various Spanish language outlets are reporting that Tony Castro, grandson of Fidel, will walk in Chanel’s Cruise collection show in Cuba’s El Paseo Del Prado today at 6:30 p.m. EST. There is so much going on in that sentence!


First of all, yes, Karl Lagerfeld, capitalism’s sweet demon prince, is hosting a runway collection for 600 of fashion’s most elite in a repressive nation whose residents can barely even google luxury goods; the Cruise Collection will debut the day after a U.S. cruise docked in Havana for the first time in decades. Lagerfeld reportedly said that the controversial event is inspired by the “cultural richness and opening up of Cuba,” and ladies and gentlemen, let us hope and pray that Herr Lagerfeld is more educated on this point than he was on feminism. Probably not.

Secondly, that is correct—Fidel Castro’s grandson Tony, 19, is rumored to be walking in this show.

Yas! As Tony Castro’s grandfather would say, “The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban Communists will remain as proof on this planet that if they are worked at with fervor and dignity, they can produce the material and cultural goods that human beings need, and we need to fight without a truce to obtain them.”

This is really going to be...something. I don’t know what, but it sure will be...something.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.



Nice looking man-child. Too young for these parts.

Did anyone else have a massive Che Guevara crush? I dated a self-described political revolutionary in my early 20s who gave me the biography (with my name graffitied on the side because romance) and oh my was I feeling Che.