The flags flying above Harrods announce that my absolute favorite fashion house has taken over! The window displays are all about the fairytale that is Karl’s Autumn/Winter collection. There is a pop-up boutique on the ground floor, and the most incredible installation transporting you into the world of Chanel on the 3rd floor. This is a must-see girls, especially if you love the label even a smidgen as much as I do.
Ground Floor Fashion Boutique
Check out some of the most coveted accessories, bags, shoes, and costume jewelry in the pop-up boutique right through the Hans Road entrance.
And some new creations celebrating the Harrods/Chanel collaboration.
Then head up to the 3rd floor for an exhibit that will knock your stilettos off…I got to take a sneak peek before the doors open TODAY to the public.
‘Une Promenade’ (3rd Floor)
Coco’s French Garden
As you step through a shower of pearls into the Chanel wonderland, your first stop is into the gardens which inspired last year’s S/S runway show in Paris.
The garden came complete with a Chanel watering-can and gardening tools. Which, I wanted to steal.
Step inside the 2.55
This was my favorite part of the exhibit! In 1955, Gabrielle Chanel pioneered the shoulder bag with her creation of the 2.55, which has obviously become one of the most sought after bags in history. Now you can step through a futuristic air-lock chamber and find yourself inside the bag!
With walls lined with lovely smelling leather, digital displays, and a wall of videos showing each step in the process of creating the bag, the room offers an amazing look at one of Chanel’s most emblematic creations.
The 2.55 video installation
The Children’s Bedroom
Continue on to a spacious children’s bedroom filled with figures of Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.
The Harrods teddies have had a super chic makeover.
Mini AG definitely needs one of these.
The Haute Couture Room
There is also an exquisite reconstruction of Garbielle Chanel’s apartment at 31 rue Cambon, complete with her Coromandel screens and tall mirrors that reflect a never-ending succession of images; dresses displayed under glass, mannequins, and the stunning cases used to deliver Haute Couture dresses to clients.
Would you or would you not roll over and die if you were delivered a box like this?
Karl Lagerfeld’s Studio 7L
The excitement continues with a library complete with a larger than life image of Karl himself.
The pop art room is covered with silk-screened images of the
Chanel N°5 bottle.
Exit the installation by snapping your pic next to this GIANT 2.55. Yes this bag is from the floor to the ceiling.
Although I am quite proud of my photography skills this is something you absolutely MUST go see yourself. Walking through a 2.55!? When is that ever going to happen again!?
Just stunning, I'm kicking myself for not being in London to see this.