N° 5 culture Chanel exhibition at the Palais de Toyko in Paris



25 February 2013

This spring, the Palais de Tokyo hosts a special exhibition dedicated to CHANEL’s N° 5 perfume highlighting the specific cultural and social links which have spanned its history.
This exhibition has once again been entrusted to Jean-Louis Froment, the curator of the previous editions of CULTURE CHANEL, held successively in Moscow’s Pushkin State Museum for Fine Arts, in Beijing at the National Art Museum of China and more recently in the Opera House in Canton.

The many works of art, photographs, archives and objects displayed provide an account of the many inspirations which fed the imagination and world of Mademoiselle Chanel. They in turn echo her inner thoughts and shed light on the timeless CHANEL N° 5 perfume whether through her favorite destinations like Italy and Russia, or her villa La Pausa, or though creations of her wide circle of artist friends including Picasso, Cocteau, Apollinaire, Stravinsky and Picabia.
The exhibition focuses on the longstanding collaborations between CHANEL and the arts and seeks to reveal the timeless and iconic artistic essences of the N° 5 perfume.
The exhibition is on view from 5 May to 5 June at the Palais de Tokyo.