From the 13th October until 1st November you have a chance to visit Mademoiselle Prive exibition at Saatchi Gallery , exhibition that dives into the world of Chanel’s founder Coco but also explores Karl Lagerfeld, who has been creative director at the French fashion house since 1983.
It took a whole year to set up the show and this is the third for Chanel at the Saatchi Gallery, following ‘The Little Black Jacket’ in 2012, and an exhibition of Sam Taylor-Johnson’s photographs of Coco Chanel’s apartment in Paris last year.
The exhibition takes up the entire three floors of the Saatchi Gallery space, beginning with a specially made garden designed to represent key influences in Coco’s life.
The exhibition begins with the mirrored staircase above Chanel’s salon. Key moments in Chanel’s life – the opening of her first store, a Deauville hat shop, the summers she spent in Scotland.
Chanel No 5 room is a big futuristic space with wells containing each of the perfumes individual ingredients, such as jasmine and may rose.
After the digital ground floor, there is a more traditional display above: a selection of some of Lagerfeld’s most beautiful black and gold evening dresses and a fine jewellery collection of diamonds, designed by Coco in 1932 but displayed here for the first time.
To have a virtual tour of Coco’s private apartments visitors are encouraged to download the Mademoiselle Privé app.
The free exhibition will run from 10am – 6pm 7 days a week until November 1. For more information visit www.saatchigallery.com