You may think of international brand CHANEL as a mere clothing and beauty brand. But if you explore the history of Chanel, you will quickly find out that Chanel - with founder Gabrielle Chanel at its core - is an important testament to our time. Chanel - both brand and person - has been associated and involved with some of the biggest cultural movements and personalities of our time, which is why you can track a very clear line from the origins of the brand in the early 1900s to the contemporary Chanel brand today. Quite impressive!
Right now there is a massive exhibition called CULTURE CHANEL depicting the significant cultural impact of Chanel through history in Guangzhou, China. Yes, it is far away from both the US and Europe, but if you happen to be any way near the exhibit, you should make an effort to visit it.
The exhibition itself explores the cultural aura of the Chanel brand through various keywords like 'Le Train Bleu', 'Move', 'Love' and 'Dream' and features artwork from renowned artists like Picasso, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Cocteau and David Sims along with numerous anonymous artist who have all contributed to depicting the testament of Chanel.
The exhibition is displayed in the amazing Guangzhou Opera House, which is the creation of the world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid - a visit to the Opera House would be worth a visit on its own, because it is spectacular!
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