Housed in a sumptuous building dating from the late 19th century, the Palais Galliera hosts one of the most beautiful museums in the city of Paris, the Musée de la Mode. In 2020, to celebrate its reopening following renovations, this superb fashion museum pays tribute to a legendary designer by featuring the work of Gabrielle Chanel. Don’t miss it during your stay at the Hotel Doisy Etoile.
Gabrielle Chanel at the Palais Galliera; a major fashion exhibition this spring
Even amidst the numerous exhibitions scheduled in Paris this spring, the one devoted to the legendary fashion designer Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel is garnering a buzz of excitement. The Palais Galliera recently underwent two long years of renovations and is reopening with a bang. We couldn’t wish for a better setting to present the exhibition Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto, dedicated to the work of the creator of some of the mid-20th century’s most trendsetting garments, from the simple little black dress to the effortlessly elegant suits of the 1950s. But that’s not all, as the exhibition lavishes attention on a wide selection of accessories of all kinds, from jewellery to perfumes.
A 100% chic Parisian break
The exhibition Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto demonstrates the immense influence of Coco Chanel and her legendary fashion house on today’s ready-to-wear. After your visit to the Palais Galliera, you might like to continue your day by visiting another museum nearby such as the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris or the City of Architecture. Or, why not stay in a fashion-conscious mode by heading to the Place Vendôme to browse the boutiques of the world’s greatest jewellers? Or check out the Musée Yves Saint-Laurent. Housed in a Second Empire mansion in the 16th arrondissement, this new museum offers a fascinating look into the world of the world-famous couturier.
Crédit photo : Palais Galliera © Paris Tourist Office - Photographe Daniel Thierry
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