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N° 5 Culture Chanel: an exhibition May 5th until June 5th 2013 at Palais de Tokyo Paris >> Out & About in Paris

25 February 2013

Photo François Kollar © Ministère de la Culture Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN

It’s all about Chanel

If you’re planning on a trip to Paris in May or the beginning of June don’t miss out on the new Chanel exhibition at Palais de Tokyo. From May 5th until June 5th 2013 the Palais de Tokyo in Paris will house the N° 5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition as part of its Guest Program. This exhibition has once again been entrusted to Jean-Louis Froment, the curator of the previous editions of CULTURE CHANEL, held successively in Moscow’s Pushkin State Museum for Fine Arts, in Beijing at the National Art Museum of China and more recently in the Opera House in Canton. Made up of subtle plays of correspondences, N° 5 CULTURE CHANEL cracks the N° 5 code to reveal the links which connected it to specific moments in time and to the avant-garde movements it spanned.

N° 5 Culture Chanel and Coco

It’s beacause of the Chanel N° 5 of my mother that ever since I was a little girl I wanted to have those beautiful perfume and make-up bottles on my own beauty table too. And it seems that with this exhibition it’s a fact that I’m not the only one who was inspired bij Chanel! The works of art, photographs, archives and objects exhibited provide an account of the many inspirations which fed the imagination and world of Mademoiselle Chanel. They echo her inner thoughts and shed light on this unique and timeless perfume; whether through her favorite destinations like Venice, Russia or her villa, La Pausa or through the creations of her artist, poet and musician friends Cocteau, Picasso, Apollinaire, Stravinsky, Picabia. Focusing on the long lasting attachments between CHANEL and the arts, N° 5 CULTURE CHANEL seeks to reveal the timeless and iconic artistic essence of the N° 5 perfume. The N° 5 CULTURE CHANEL exhibition has been put together by Jean-Louis Froment with the participation of Irma Boom, Piet Oudolf, Laurent Burgisser and Jérôme Schlomoff.

Check out for more information soon.

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