Chanel’s new Mademoiselle Privé exhibition has been described as the ‘Chanel version of Alice in Wonderland’. Whilst we wish we could fall down the rabbit hole and end up in the Saatchi Gallery ourselves, living in Leicestershire means this is not always possible! So it’s a good job there’s plenty of inside info available for us to ogle at online and some amazing articles for us to get lost in.
The French fashion house is currently taking over all three floors of the Saatchi Gallery, situated on Kings Road, London from 23rd October - 1st ~November. The exhibition is said to take you on a journey through the history of Chanel garments, wildly popular Chanel no5 perfume and not forgetting the gorgeous ‘Bijoux de Diamants’ jewellery collection.
The exhibition begins with a reconstruction of the famous mirrored stair case in Chanel’s Paris salon, where Coco Chanel herself would spend many hours observing the reactions of her customers. As the exhibit continues it captures all the important landmarks in her life including the opening of her first store and the summers she spent in Scotland which went on to be the inspiration behind her signature tweed jackets and skirt suits. But the exhibition is really about how Karl Lagerfeld has carried on the Chanel legacy and made the brand what it is today and features some of his gorgeous couture gowns!
The exhibit has taken a modern twist on the traditional exhibition by introducing a Mademoiselle Privé app! You can use the app to guide you through the exhibition and it reveals more information about what you’re looking at. For example pointing your smart phone at the apartment door will reveal Gabrielle Chaplin as a 50-something year old Coco sitting in her apartment.
It’s clear that the brand has really thought about every detail of this exhibit and the best part…its free! So we would definitely recommend a visit if you find yourself in the capital before November 1st!