HC: Chanel’s Couture Venues

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We had like everything: a No.5 fragrance bottle, lion, the little black jacket, cinema… even Corbusier. And that’s all about Chanel’s amazing venues, that wait for us each season during the Haute Couture seasons. Chanel is known for building over-the-top stage sets whose sense of drama rivals, and in some cases eclipses, the clothes. At the house’s fall/winter 2014 couture presentation last week at the Grand Palais, however, the setting was more modest, if no less elegant, than expected. Karl Lagerfeld showed his standout collection in a relaxed setting inspired by a 1930s Le Corbusier apartment. Minimalist, intimate-feeling rooms at either end of the space were each adorned with a gold oval baroque mirror sporting the trademark interlocking-C logo, placed over a digital fireplace. Here are the latest Chanel venues (and grandest):

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