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Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel – Extended Show at the V&A

An exhibition dedicated to the work of the French Master of Design is scheduled to be extended until 10th March 2024.

From the opening of her first millinery boutique in Paris in 1910 to the establishment of the House of CHANEL, this collection of her work takes an audience right through to her final collection in 1971.

There are over 200 looks, perfume, accessories and jewellery created by an influence still affecting the way that women dress in the present day.

Golden Era Hollywood stars such as Lauren Bacall and Marlene Dietrich wore her collections and these garments are just part of the highlights that see her Fashion Manifesto exhibition organised by the Palais Galliera, Fashion Museum of the City of Paris, reimagined by the V&A.

Chanel was a matriarch of her work, designing using the best fabrics and silhouettes that would go on to revolutionise her craft.

Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, said: “As one of the most successful fashion houses in existence, CHANEL owes much to the templates first laid down by its founder Gabrielle Chanel, over a century ago. We are delighted to be partnering with CHANEL and the Palais Galliera on this exhibition, which provides us with the opportunity to explore the origins and elements of this enduring style and to display little-known historic Chanel garments from the V&A collection.”

The exhibition presented in partnership with Palais Galliera, Fashion Museum of the City of Paris, Paris Musées.

Tickets can be bought on the Victoria and Albert Museum website See Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto · V&A (

Book cover use of this asset requires approval. Please contact your Account Representative. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Roger Schall/Condé Nast/Shutterstock (11807239a) Designer Coco Chanel wearing large-rimmed glasses surrounded by sketches of her designs. Coco Chanel Vogue May 01, 1938 Portrait