The Private World of Coco Chanel
If you could peek into any person’s house, whose would you choose? If the answer is iconic cool woman Coco Chanel then, sadly, you probably won’t ever get to enter her iconic Parisian apartment at 31 Rue Cambon but at least now you’ll get to see what it was all about thanks to the exhibit ‘Second Floor’ running at Saatchi Gallery in London from September 12th to the 22nd. The ten-day exhibit will feature 45 photographs by Turner Prize nominee Sam Taylor-Johnson in which he documents the private rooms of the second floor of Mademoiselle Chanel’s apartment, which include photos of crystal balls, gilded Leo lions, double C’s, rock-crystal chandeliers, and, of course, Chanel’s famous camellias. Taylor-Johnson describes the experience as “unexpectedly absorbing” and states, “The essence of Chanel is firmly rooted there in all of her possessions and I truly believe that her spirit and soul still inhabits the second floor.” The exhibit sounds cool, like the ghost of the famed fashion designer still lounges in the bergère in her apartment with her distinctive strands of pearls and endless clouds of cigarette smoke – after all Chanel was the OG bad bitch.