Chanel Exhibit To Debut In London

Luxury fashion house Chanel has announced that it will be staging a new exhibit in London in the fall. Titled “Mademoiselle Privé,” the show will focus on brand’s haute couture skills and in particular the re-issued 1932 “Bijoux de Diamants” high-jewelry collection. This was the only fine jewelry ever created by Coco Chanel, which debuted at the house’s casino-themed fall couture show earlier this month.

At three floors large, the exhibit is set to be a big testament to the inspiration behind Chanel, spanning from the the time of Gabrielle Chanel herself all the way through to Karl Lagerfeld’s current impressive tenure at the helm of the brand. The exhibit will be running from October 13 to November 1 at the Saatchi Gallery in London in the trendy Chelsea locale of the city. Entry to the event will be free and the exhibit will stay open 7 days a week. Following the news that the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty show was the subject of unprecedented demand in London, those who didn’t manage to get a ticket can look forward to the October opening of “Mademoiselle Privé.” As well as exploring the fashion house’s fine jewelery, the show will also look at the story behind the iconic Chanel No5 perfume and promises to “bring to mind the house’s key elements, audacity, freedom and innovation,” to the London show.

Currently, Karl Lagerfeld has been busy with his own exhibit, charting his designs for the likes of Fendi, Chloé, Karl Lagerfeld and, of course, Chanel, which are on display at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany. “It is not a retrospective, it’s a future-spective,” said Lady Amanda Harlech, Lagerfeld’s consultant and long-time muse, who put the exhibition together. “The idea was to show Karl’s complete oeuvre, something that has never been done before.” The show includes includes 126 looks from the designer, 120 accessories, 177 buttons, hundreds of sketches, as well as film clips and ad campaigns that were art directed and photographed by Lagerfeld. “I think it’s interesting for people to see what I do, but I don’t have to go there because I know what I did, and sitting on your laurels mean they stop growing,” said the designer to WWD.