Fashion Museum of the City of Paris
19 May → 18 Jul 2021
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Monday.
1912, Deauville, France: Gabrielle Chanel sets up her first boutique and lays the foundations for a new, now historic elegance. Her "fashion manifesto" is based on the principles of freedom of movement, subtle and uncluttered chic and precision of cut. Throughout her life, she set her work in opposition to the fashion of her time, subject to the passage of trends and a stereotyped expression of femininity.A dandy in her younger years, she anticipated the changes of the inter-war period by proposing a renewal of forms and returned to the fashion world in 1954 to embark on a crusade against Christian Dior and the New Look, even though the Chanel house had closed down during the war. Coco Chanel fought for the liberation of women's bodies, without ever neglecting style, which "never goes out of fashion". Analyzing her professional career, the development of her style and her relationship to fashion, the exhibition at the Palais Galliera deciphers the mythical seamstress's dress codes. The tweed suit, the two-tone pump, the 2.55 quilted bag, costume jewellery and the famous N°5 perfume are on exhibit. First retrospective on the designer in Paris, not to be missed!