A huge Chanel exhibition is about to take over London

A huge Chanel exhibition is about to take over London


Text: Yeong Sassall

Three immersive levels of Chanel spanning from then to now? No, you’re not dreaming

If you've ever dreamt about crossing the threshold into Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel's 31 Rue Cambon apartment or sitting alongside Vanessa Paradis at a Chanel Haute Couture show, but well, are still waiting for your invite from Karl, then this exhibition may just be the next best thing.

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Opening on October 13 at London's Saatchi Gallery, over a whopping three levels (and free entry), Mademoiselle Privé  aims to take its audience on an immersive, magical journey of the French maison's history.  From exploring the house codes, symbolism and iconography, to highlighting the values instilled in the brand by Mademoiselle Chanel and carried on by Karl Lagerfeld: audacity, freedom and innovation, and of course, tracing the history up to now.

Also on show will be the incredible re-released Bijoux de Diamants jewellery collection, the first and only fine jewellery Chanel herself ever created, which was re-released and shown at the A/W Haute Couture '15/16 show.

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And that's not all, should you be travelling Europe this month, the first Karl Lagerfeld retrospective, KARL LAGERFELD. MODEMETHODco-curated by his muse Lady Amanda Harlech, is still on show at The Bundeskunsthalle museum in Bonn, Germany - and it's mesmerising.

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