V&A Gabrielle Chanel exhibition book - hardback
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The official exhibition book, created to accompany the exhibition, Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto at the V&A South Kensington from 16 September 2023. Available at a special price for purchases directly via V&A shops (RRP £40).
As one of the most successful fashion houses in existence, Chanel owes much to the templates first laid down by its founder - Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel (1883-1971). Some of her most celebrated designs, such as the two-piece suit, the little black dress and the quilted handbag, remain in vogue to this day. Chanel designed first and foremost for herself: by creating clothes fit for an independent and active lifestyle, she anticipated the needs and wants of the modern woman.
This beautiful book showcases a stunning array of Chanel's most notable designs from her 60 years in fashion, largely drawn from the collections of the Chanel Patrimoine, Paris and the V&A. It examines the cut, construction, embellishment and provenance of the ensembles, as well as the design themes and motifs Chanel returned to throughout her career. Newly commissioned photographs of the selected pieces, together with archival images, capture the design evolution of this fashion icon.
"...more than enough material to delight even the most fastidious style aficionado."
- Jack Moss, Wallpaper*, 19 Dec 2023
Author/Artist/DesignerEdited by Oriole Cullen & Connie Karol Burks
30 x 23cm
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Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto
The first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of French couturière, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, charting the establishment of the House of CHANEL and the evolution of her iconic design style which continues to influence the way women dress today.