Chanel, l'Art Comme Univers
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

A premier museum in Moscow is hosting this exhibition devoted to the world of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel as it relates to art, from the early 20th century to our day. Curated by the well-respected art- and design-world figure Jean-Louis Froment, the focus of the show is precisely on how Chanel's works transcend the straight and narrow boundaries of fashion to become something far more timeless, on the order of art. Ahead of her time in her personal boldness as well as her vision of her creative work, "Coco" Chanel can be likened to Modernist creators working in different media and hailing from different countries, such as Stravinsky, Picasso and Cocteau – figures also highlighted in this exhibition. With its chronological approach, the show also has a thematic structure, split in five: black, red, gold lamé, jersey and tweed. From one end of that spectrum to the other, from cloth to canvas, along with photographs and other media, the "universe" of Chanel is a full, vibrant one.

September 27 through November 21, 2007
Volkchonka, 12
121019, Moscow
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