If there was one figure in fashion that fascinates me no end, it is Coco Chanel. From the different biographies I’ve read about her, she seems to have been a formidable woman and her influence continues to be felt today. It was thus with great interest that I read about a new exhibit about her. Sam Taylor-Johnson was asked to do a series of photographs on Chanel’s private apartments on 31 rue Cambon in Paris. This is Taylor-Johnson’s first exhibit in five years and is designed to be a psychological portrait of Mademoiselle Chanel. The photographs feature Chanel’s personal items, many of which had an almost talismanic meaning for her.
I wish I could fly to London to see this exhibit. And while, that might be a bit challenging at the moment, I’m going to content myself with this lovely video which gives us a tantalizing glimpse of the exhibit.