'Breathe, move, love, dream, and invent.’ If you agree with any of these five themes, then here is your next fashion must-see. Held at the Opera House, designed by Irani architect Zaha Hadid, in Guangzhou, China, the so called ‘Culture Chanel’ exhibition will take place from January 16th till March 3rd 2013, exploring the links reuniting Chanel and the arts.
It is with no doubt that fashion is strongly connected to the arts, and we notice very often the strong impact of one on the other and the successful collaborations between fashion designers and artists. The exhibition counting 400 works, including photographs, drawings, paintings, manuscripts, books, films, jewellery, accessories and costumes all related to Chanel’s designs and legacy with the participation of iconic artists and designers such as Jacques Lipchitz, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and poet Jean Cocteau to name a few…
Curator Jean-Louis Froment revealed to WWD that “The exhibit was designed as homage to each of the artists featured. The exhibit, Chanel representatives noted, was created to be different from the Shanghai space by featuring smaller rooms and intimate spaces, much like the hutongs that dot the city.”
So put on your little black dress, your tweed jacket, peep toe flat shoes and don’t make it a trip to remember!
By Nathalie Akkaoui - Fashion Writer for A-SHU.CO.UK.