The first part of the exhibition is chronological; it recounts Chanel’s early beginnings with a few emblematic pieces, including the famous 1916 marinière, the sailor blouse, in jersey. Visitors can trace the development of Chanel’s chic style: from the little black dresses and sporty models of the Roaring Twenties to the sophisticated dresses of the 1930s.
The second part of the exhibition is themed and we are invited to decipher her dress codes: the braided tweed suit, two-tone pumps, the 2.55 quilted bag, black and beige naturally, but also red, white and gold... and, of course, the costume and the fine jewelry that were intrinsic to the Chanel look.
The exhibition has been organized with the support of CHANEL, at Palais Galliera, Paris, from October 1st, 2020 until March 14th, 2021