‘What Chanel did right from the outset was create a style that actually reflects and mimics the movement of form. This is what’s radical,’ Katie Somerville, Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), told ArtsHub at the media call for the upcoming Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto.
The exhibition comes at a time when all eyes are on the global fashion empire to see where Chanel’s legacy will take them, with the passing of fashion legend Karl Lagerefeld in 2019 and this year marking the 100th Anniversary of the iconic fragrance, Chanel No. 5.