The launch of Chanel's Mademoiselle Privé exhibition was always going to be unmissable. See the most incredible looks, inside the gallery and the behind the scenes pictures...
The launch of Chanel's Mademoiselle Privé exhibition was always going to be unmissable.
The gang of Chanel girls, including Cara Delevingne and Lily-Rose Depp, were at the Saatchi Gallery to witness the 'a journey through the origins of CHANEL's creations capturing the charismatic personality and irreverent spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.'
The journey begins outside the gallery with an English garden, designed by landscape designers Harry and David Rich. It's split into three parts, all in autumnal gold, oak and silver granite, as an homage to Gabrielle Chanel's life; Liberty, Boy Capel and Leo.
The next part of the exhibition is reminiscent of Gabrielle's apartment and her most symbolic places; places in Paris, her first boutique and influencing trips, before focusing on her favourite gem; the diamond.
The exhibition focuses on Chanel's codes, symbols and icons created by Gabrielle and continued by Karl Lagerfeld; immersing guests in a Haute Couture experience and then Chanel N°5 - the first eponymously named fragrance.
Karl, himself, was at the private view, where guests perused Gabrielle's only jewellery collection for the first time, the re-editions of the High Jewellery 'Bijoux de Diamants' collection created in 1932 alongside 16 Haute Couture looks Karl created especially for the exhibition.
The relationship between Gabrielle and Karl is then enhanced by the gallery of seventeen portraits of actresses, models and friends of Chanel, wearing both designers' creations, including Julianne Moore, Rita Ora and current face of Chanel Eyewear, Lily-Rose Depp. Karl was inspired by each person's character as well as their choice of jewellery from Gabrielle's collection.
The guests were immersed in Chanel over the three floors; from the creative origins to the house's style and personality, before heading to the specially club on the second floor with live performances from St.Vincent, Jamie Bochert and Lily Allen.
See the pictures from the evening, here...