Unless you haven’t been on Instagram in the last 24 hours you can’t have failed to notice that there was a rather glamorous fashion party last night in London.
The reason why a who’s who list of fashion descended on the Saatchi Gallery? A Chanel party, of course. And this wasn’t just any Chanel party but the opening of a brand new exhibition that will celebrate the history of the iconic brand through the eras of both Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.
The Mademoiselle Privé exhibition launch saw all the likely Chanel suspects in attendance with the likes of Chanel muses Julianne Moore, Rita Ora and Lily Rose Depp all posing up a storm.
The opening night guest list also included Cara and Poppy Delevigne (plus Cara’s girlfriend St Vincent), Daisy Lowe, Georgia May Jagger, Lara Stone, Lily Allen, Derek Blasberg and many, many more of fashion’s finest.
Karl Lagerfeld was also in attendance, natch, and gave quite the insight when interviewed by ITV news.
Karl revealed that Coco “would have hated” what he had done with the brand, admitting she was “never very nice” to other designers.
Karl even went as far as to say he was relieved Coco was never alive to see the changes he has made to Chanel. However, he did go on to explain that the changes he has implemented have been fundamental in Chanel’s success and that the company is doing “20 or 30 times” better now than it did when he took the helm.
When questioned about his future at Chanel, Lagerfeld confirmed he wouldn’t be going anywhere soon. Lagerfeld – who also heads up design at Fendi and on a number of other projects – added. “My fortune teller, when I was young, told me: ‘For you, it will start when it stops for the others’. That is true.”
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Didn’t make the guest list for the fabulous ‘do? Well Lily Collins gave us a sneaky tour via Instagram…
Check out this amazing Chanel robot…
Lily poses with a very stylish looking staircase…
She couldn’t resist snapping a pic of herself in the exhibition captioning the image ‘Shocked. Honored. Cloud 9. Thank you@chanelofficial. You’ve made my dream come true’.
The exhibition is open to the public from today until the 1st November.
By Elizabeth Bennett