This past weekend, some friends and I popped into Harrods to have a look at the Chanel installation that’s been created on the third floor. It is a sight to behold, even if you’re not a Chanel nut like me.
Une Promenade – Coco in Wonderland is what it’s called and it is rather wonderlandy.
From the minute you walk through the giant bubbly pearl bead curtains and over the mirrored floor, you’re transported into Karl Lagerfeld’s slightly surreal world of giant bags, video screens, dolls and camellias camellias and more camellias.
There’s a recreation of Karl Lagerfeld’s library, with a larger-than-life glowing slightly terrifying image of the man himself; a room dedicated to the 2.55 bag; Chanel’s garden, complete with Chanel watering can and garden tools; the Coromandel screens and split mirrors in Chanel’s studio … and so much more.
I particularly liked this Chanel wallpaper:
But my favourite bit was the haute couture room, showcasing some astoundingly gorgeous pieces.
If you want to take a trip into Coco’s Wonderland, go soon. The installation is only around through the 25th of September.