Fifth time’s the charm with Chanel Mademoiselle Privé – a visual and sensory masterpiece that amalgamates the three creative worlds of Chanel – Haute Couture, high jewelry, and fragrance. The exhibit makes its way over from Shanghai, after previously having shown in London (2015), Seoul (2017) and Hong Kong (2018). To be held at the B&C Hall in Shinagawa, Tokyo – the 12000 square feet concrete and woodwork post-industrial warehouse will serve as a fitting backdrop to the house’s ever-evolving, convention-defying universe.
Borrowing its name from the words written on Coco Chanel’s studio door, Mademoiselle Privé promises to take you on a deep dive into the legend of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel – the couturier, the woman, the vision – all rolled into one sweeping retrospective. The traveling exhibition will showcase some of the house’s most iconic pieces, along with an archival montage of actresses, models and Coco’s muses wearing the haute couture collections. The real pièce de résistance of the show is that it will feature creations from every period in the brand’s history – from Coco Chanel to Karl Lagerfeld.
The exhibit will comprise a selection of couture pieces along with a presentation on the world’s most popular perfume – Chanel No. 5. Renditions of Mademoiselle Chanel’s first and only jewelry collection, Bijoux de Diamants (designed herself in 1932) will also be on display; the same collection that was revisited by Karl Lagerfeld in the fall/winter 2015-2016 Chanel Haute Couture show.
If past exhibits are anything to go by, Mademoiselle Privé will be an epic homage to one of the greatest visionaries the world of fashion has ever seen – and her timeless legacy.
The exhibition will run from October 19 to December 1 2019 at B&C Hall – Tennoz, from 11 am to 8 pm every day. Free of charge.