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Chanel To Go

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From the “The Sense of Places” exhibition, a photograph by William Klein featuring a suit from Chanel’s 1960 Fall/Winter Haute Couture collection

Now that you have your key Chanel pieces sorted for the fall, it’s time to pack them up and take them on a trip. May we suggest the dynamic city of Seoul, where an in-depth exhibition dedicated to Coco Chanel is on view.

Through October 5, the brand-new Zaha Hadid-designed Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul will host the latest installment of Culture Chanel, “The Sense of Places.”

Through hundreds of photographs, books, manuscripts, artworks, garments, jewelry and other relics, curator Jean-Louis Froment—who curated previous Culture Chanels in Moscow (2007), Shanghai and Beijing (2011) and Tokyo (2013)—documents the life and legacy of style icon Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The exhibition highlights the strong influence that the places Chanel lived—from Paris to Venice to New York and everywhere in between—had in forming her own unique stylistic language.

Each of the exhibition’s 10 sequences unveils a particular landmark or destination from Chanel’s fascinating life story, from her early childhood in rural France through her rise to couture stardom to becoming one of the most influential fashionistas and, as most people would argue, influential women of the 20th century.

More than 700 guests celebrated on August 29th the opening of the Culture Chanel exhibition, including artists and VIPs, among them Chanel ambassadors Anna Mouglalis, friend of the House Caroline de Maigret, Japanese actress Kiko Mizuhara, Korean American model Soo Joo, Korean artists Hyungkoo Kang, Jeong Hwa Choi, Bohnchang Koo, Korean actor Woo-sung Jung, Korean actresses Ryeo-won Jung, Hee-ae Kim, A Sung Ko, Yeon-hee Lee, Yo-won Lee, Korean K-pop singers CL, Siwon Choi and G-Dragon.


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