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Coco’s World: Smell the Chanel

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You could call it Rue Cambon meets Sloane Square, that is Chanel’s Mademoiselle Privé, a new exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery chronicling the origins of the famous French house founded by Coco Chanel in 1909.  Sashay into the stylish world of Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.

The exhibition highlights the fashion house’s rich heritage in haute couture and its “Bijoux de Diamants” jewellery collection created in 1932. Spread over all three floors of the gallery, it details the history behind Gabrielle Chanel’s inspirations and Karl Lagerfeld’s interpretation of her enduring vision.

A Whiff of No. 5

Classic: Coco Chanel and her eponymous fashion label created the No.5 fragrance and current designer Karl Lagerfeld

Get a proper introduction to Chanel’s most popular fragrance,  N°5, from Ernest Beaux, the first house perfumer, to Jacques Polge. Discover the story, key ingredients, complexity and modernity of its composition. There is also a workshop for adults and children about the importance of the sense of smell and the memories associated with it. An olfactive guessing game also awaits as well as a discussion about our relationship with perfumes. It all smells wonderful and a great day for daydreaming.

Madmoiselle Prive, Saatchi Gallery, 13 October – 1 November 2015

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