Chanel in Shanghai: The “Culture Chanel” exhibition will open in January 2011

I just came across this announcement that was posted only 2 days ago on so I wanted to share it with all of you living here in Shanghai.

“An itinerary across the artistic and literary inspirations of one of the world’s best-known fashion houses; a journey to disclose Chanel world and culture. It will be called “Culture Chanel” and will be opened on January 15th at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, on show until March 2011.

An artistic itinerary that investigates and further examines the strong bond established by the house, founded by Gabrielle Coco Chanel, with the cultural suggestions of her time. A connection that has evolved with time, to adjust to the changes occurring in society, yet never renouncing the basic values and the aesthetic standards that have always been the signature of Chanel.

Through the four hundred pieces showcased – ranging from garments to fragrances, to photographs and films – the exhibition, curated by Jean Louis Froment and supported by Chanel, will explain the relations of Mademoiselle Coco with great artists of her time, such as Igor Stravinsky, Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso, and deal will the artistic interaction of Karl Lagerfeld with Third Millennium culture.

While the MoCA in Shanghai is not new to exhibitions celebrating the big names of international fashion – in 2008 the museum hosted a great retrospective on Salvatore Ferragamo – the bond between Chanel and Shanghai is consolidated: in 2009 the fashion house with the overlapping double ‘C’ launched a website dedicated to the creative triangle Chanel-Paris-Shanghai, including events, collaborations and boutiques.”

To me, one of the greatest things about living in a place like Shanghai is the fact that so many designers have only recently started to build relationships with the city. The love for fashion is new here but soon to become in the roots of the city. So glad we’ll be able to witness “Culture Chanel” before having to leave!!

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7 Responses to Chanel in Shanghai: The “Culture Chanel” exhibition will open in January 2011

  1. Kat-Cat says:

    Thanks for sharing I really appreciate it. I’m marking down in my calendar now 🙂

  2. Rita says:

    That is really something.. I was always fascinated with coco chanel and her revolutionary style that still exists to our days. Classy, elegant and comfortable; fashion with a purpose. I’d love to visit culture chanel! Hopefully I will while u girls are still there..
    Great blong.. Really ensightful..keep it up

  3. Amanda says:

    great! definitely need to go!
    thanks so sharing 🙂

  4. ghady awwad says:

    Thanks for sharing it with us amazing……..
    That is really a greatblog.. hope we get more facinating news as so 🙂

  5. 網路行銷 says:

    This amazing is 1 of the most suitable article that My partner and i have read till date on this particular theme. Totally complete yet to the point without the need for any specific nonsense.

  6. Stephanie says:

    Hey girls! I’m really interested in moving to Shanghai after writing my thesis on Fashion companies entering the Chinese market. Do you recommend it? Would it be possible to ask you some questions as I’ve never been to Asia and it can be quite intimidating?

    Please let me know, my email is steph_J_K at

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