Last week my daughters and I visited the exhibition 'Chanel, the legend' in The Hague on my elder daughter's birthday. Here she is, in her little black dress, living proof of the unremitting influence of Coco Chanel on today's fashion.
The exhibition included original Chanel designs of the 1920s and '30s, women's suits of the '60s and creations once worn by star clients like Marlene Dietrich.
That was the one and only important reference to construction and fit I noticed. I would have prefered to see more technical information, however the museum showed no signs of other sewing nerds being around. It was just us, looking for a hint of a quilting line, hoping for a sneak peek of a lining and longing for mirrors to see the back of the garments.
|Ensemble of coat, dress and hat|
And......yes! Study object!
Pocket inspiration :) I love the pockets on the right suit!
Lagerfeld taking over:
And of course we saw lots of jewellery, bags, the first bottle of Chanel no.5 and other Chanel memorabilia.
The museum bought two Chanel jackets on the internet and offered visitors the opportunity to have their picture taken, dressed in Chanel. So, what do you think? (Remark of their dad: "I've seen them better dressed. I prefer their own style!")