Chanel World Exhibit at Harrods London + fun Chanel Facts
21 September 2011

Chanel World Exhibit at Harrods London + fun Chanel Facts

Yesterday, I popped over to Harrods just to check out the Chanel World Exhibition. Well, okay, I’d be lying if that was my sole purpose, so yes, I went there to do some shopping as well. =P Anyway, the 3-week exhibition is called Chanel “Une Promenade”, and is a tribute to Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The Chanel flags were flying at Harrods, with all its windows dedicated to Chanel.

The Chanel flags flying at Harrods

Here are some snapshots of the Chanel windows. I only took photos of these few windows you see below because firstly, those were the only windows with bags featured in them, while the rest were dedicated to Chanel’s Ready-to-Wear collections, and secondly, I found the windows too freaky and scary with stuffed animal heads on the mannequins, so yes.


The Chanel “Boy” bag



The Chanel pop-up store at Harrods




I wished I could post photos of the Chanel World exhibition, but photography was prohibited in the exhibit. The exhibit was split into different rooms that were connected by archways that were inspired by the archways at the orphanage that Coco grew up in. Upon entry, the first “room” was a garden, whose design was inspired by “Beauty & the Beast. Here, Chanel’s iconic camelia flower was the centerpiece. The camellia is significant to Maison Chanel because one of Coco’s lovers (who had died in a car crash — yep his name was Boy) used to always give her the flower, so it was something that she held very dearly, and from then on, incorporated the flower to almost all of her creations.

I opted for the guided tour of the exhibit, and there were so many rooms that I can’t remember the order of each.

Alrighty, that’s it! I gotta run now! Stay tuned for more London Fashion Week posts!

Stylicious Fashionista