Recently when we were out early from class, a few of my classmates and I visited the 'Gemeentemuseum Den Haag' to see 'The Chanel Legend' exhibition. It offers a lightning tour of the life and work of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel and her celebrated fashion house. They show top items from the '20s and '30s, women's suits from the '60s, all original Chanel designs, including creations worn by star clients. You can also find designs from Karl Lagerfeld who joined the House of Chanel in 1983.
I really liked the old Vogue issues and ads, the sparkly jewelry, and a line-up of 'little black dresses' from Yves Saint Laurent, Hussein Chalayan, Max Heymans and other designers. Spotted my favorite LBD: from Hussein Chalayan! Unfortunately I can only wear a designer dress like that in my dreams, but visitors of the museum could take a picture with a Chanel tweed jacket. My picture is not 'blog-worthy' because the jacket was too big and I have a very uncomfortable expression on my face ^-^
I uploaded a small selection in black & white so I won't spoil the fun for the ones who still want to visit the exhibition :)
You can visit the exhibition from 12 October until 2 February 2014. For more information click here.