Huge news for double-C devotees: Chanel has unveiled its newly renovated New York flagship, the label's largest boutique in America Designed by renowned architect and longtime collaborator Peter Marino, the interior is inspired by founder Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's much-photographed rue Cambon apartment and her iconic "Codes," like chic black-and-white pairings and art deco flourishes The store features folding lacquer panels that call to mind the Coromandel Chinese screens that lined her home.
In line with Coco's patronage of the arts, the store showcases photography by Robert Mapplethorpe and Jenny Holzer's "I Touch Your Hair" installation, among other pieces Other NYC exclusives include a special Code Coco watch and a musky fragrance by house perfumer Olivier Polge called "Les Exclusifs de Chanel 1957." Shoppers will have to wait until May for Chanel's latest Métiers d'Arts line, shown Dec.
4 at The Met The collection celebrates the savoir-faire of Chanel's embroiderers, flower makers, goldsmiths, milliners and other artisans of the exquisite. . More
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