It is the Woodstock of fashion, and no true-blood Chanel patron should miss this. Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel will come to life across three floors of London’s prime exhibition spot, the Saatchi Gallery, off King’s Road. A colourful display of her journey through the placid and turbulent waves of fashion across the years will be showcased from October 13 to November 1, 2015 – free of charge. The exhibition will be named Mademoiselle Privé, name of the fashion legend’s workshop in Paris.
This is not the first time she is honoured at the Saatchi Gallery, but it is the first time that her work, a re-edition of the high jewellery Bijoux de Diamants collection, Chanel No 5, and exclusive pieces designed exclusively by Karl Lagerfeld for the exhibition. The Bijoux de Diamants collection was designed by Coco in 1932, her first high jewellery collection designed by herself, inspired by the grey shades of fate during the Great Depression. She wanted to ‘cover women with constellations’. Eighty years later, the French fashion house reinvented this collection, featuring 80 exquisite pieces. Lagerfeld, creative director of Chanel and the current creative director of Saatchi Gallery, will be presenting Chanel through his eyes.
[Via – Harpersbazaar]