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A glimpse of Mademoiselle’s inner sanctum

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.

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