From the 13th of October until the 1st of November, the Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery will be displaying the Chanel Mademoiselle Privé exhibition. We are placed in the heart of Coco Chanel's universe and the world Karl Lagerfeld imagines for the House of Chanel. Viewers are given a deeper insight into aspects of Coco's life and what inspired her; black and white, the color red and wheat being common themes throughout.
The exhibition opens to a replica of Chanel's infamous staircase and her creations, capturing her charismatic personality and spirit. She revolutionized fashion with the House of Chanel by being among the first designers to dress women in menswear, in a time where women were meant to be wearing corsets. In the gallery, we are taken through Haute Couture, the "Bijoux de Diamants" collection created in 1932 and Chanel N°5.
Let's start with the room that was dedicated to the story of Chanel N°5. Bubbling cauldrons which open to reveal the ingredients of the Chanel No. 5 perfume.
The next room was filled with stunning Chanel fabrics from the atelier with short video projections of Chanel at work.
They even installed a miniature garden in the next space which filled the entire room was a lightpiney fragrance. Everyone, meet Blanca :)
The gallery also held workshops for visitors to learn more about the craftsmanship behind embroidery and decorating with feathers and flowers.
The exhibition closed with a bang, illuminating delicate sheer dresses from within, highlighting all the intricate details which would otherwise be lost to the eye. This was an exhibition unlike any I have been to at Saatchi and I definitely recommend it to all.
Every Saturday the square outside the Saatchi & Saatchi gallery becomes filled with fresh market stalls. Typically all organic and locally sourced, it's a delicious way to spend a lazy couple of hours in the sun!