An exhibition-installation of the Chanel fashion house called Numeros Prives ("Private Rooms") has opened in Moscow in the Saltykov-Chertkov mansion. The guests, specially invited to the private event, discovered nine rooms, which contain the entire history of the Chanel fashion house. Numeros Prives is a story about the main codes of the history of the house of Chanel. The exposition is presented in nine rooms and occupies two floors of the mansion. Each room is a separate story. All together create the feeling of Alice's journey in wonderland.
The opening was attended by Miroslava Duma, Keti Topuria, Evelina Khromchenko, Ksenia Sobchak, Alena Doletskaya, Alexandra Mikhalkova, Renata Litvinova, Natalia Ionova, Svetlana Bondarchuk, Nadezhda Mikhalkova, Elena Perminova, who recently announced that she was expecting her third child, and other guests.
The first room is dedicated to high jewelery art: white gold and diamond jewelery are exhibited there. Then the guests go to Karl Lagerfeld's studio 7L, which resembles a library: it is all filled with bookshelves. The impression is enhanced by mirrors on the ceiling, floor and walls, as well as wallpaper with books. The tour of the hall is accompanied by the designer's voice, interrupted by the sounds of his camera flashes.
On the second floor is Gabrielle's nursery with toy facades at 31 Rue Cambon in Paris, where the Chanel house is located, and dolls created by Lagerfeld. There are also collected teddy bears from the Chanel Edinburg collection. And the interior of 31 Rue Cambon, featuring designer gowns carefully crafted into trunks and jewelery of sparkling pearls and black diamonds, has been recreated in a room called Haute Couture. Nearby is a hall where the designer's sketches are projected onto the walls. Next door is a room dedicated to tweed, the material from which the famous Chanel jackets are made. The best of them are put on mannequins in the same place.
There is a room in which all the symbols of Coco Chanel are collected: the double letter CC, key chains with numbers 5, 19, 22 - a reference to classic fragrances. The next one is the perfumery, which tells about Chanel No. 5. The first episode of the film Inside Chanel about the most famous fragrance is also shown here.
The last room shows the passage of time through the play of light and sound. There is a pattern on the floor that resembles the dial of a J12 watch.
Previously, the exposition has visited Dubai, Milan, Las Vegas and Hong Kong.
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