'Mademoiselle Privé, a journey through the origins of CHANEL's creations capturing the charismatic personality and irreverent spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld. This autumn, Karl Lagerfeld and CHANEL will present an enchanted journey through the House's creativity. The "Mademoiselle Privé" exhibition will highlight the Haute Couture, the re-editions of the High Jewellery "Bijoux de Diamants" collection created in 1932 and CHANEL N°5. Opening the doors to reveal a dazzling experience and immersion into the origins of CHANEL's creations, "Mademoiselle Privé" will capture the charismatic personality and irreverent spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld. Installed on all three floors of the Gallery, the enticing adventure will bring to mind the House's essential elements: audacity, freedom and innovation whether it is the history of Gabrielle Chanel's inspirations or Karl Lagerfeld's inimitable take on CHANEL's codes, symbols and icons.'
At the orphanage Gabrielle Chanel grew up in, there was a beautiful garden which inspired the present day CHANEL logo.
A very powerfully visual exhibition. I enjoyed it a lot; Chanel was definitely a significant pioneer in the fashion industry and I'm glad I was able to experience the inspirations behind her work - for free! Check out the Saatchi gallery website at http://www.saatchigallery.com/