For just three weeks this autumn, Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel will present the much anticipated exhibition, Mademoiselle Privé at the Saatchi Gallery, off London’s King’s Road. Hailed as an enchanted journey through the esteemed French fashion house’s creativity, the show will explore the origins of Chanel’s creations and the charismatic personality and irreverent spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.
Installed on all three floors of the gallery, exhibits will highlight the Haute Couture, the re-editions of the High Jewellery “Bijoux de Diamants” collection created in 1932 (the only fine jewellery ever designed by Chanel herself) and the iconic fragrance, Chanel No5.
Although this isn’t the first time that key items from the Chanel archives have been displayed at the Saatchi Gallery, with recent shows including Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld’s 2012 photography exhibition, The Little Black Jacket and Sam Taylor Johnson’s Second Floor: The Private Apartment of Mademoiselle Chanel in 2014, this latest exhibition promises to be both an enthralling fashion adventure and a fascinating study of the beginnings of one of the most important super-brands in the world.
Mademoiselle Privé hopes to capture Chanel’s essential elements: audacity, freedom and innovation, from the history of Gabrielle Chanel’s inspirations to Karl Lagerfeld’s inimitable take on Chanel’s codes, symbols and icons. With free entry and a companion app available to guide viewers around the exhibition, it’s already in our diary…
Mademoiselle Privé at the Saatchi Gallery from 13 October until 1 November 2015 from 10am -6pm, 7 days a week (Wednesdays until 10pm). For more information visit the website.