Gabrielle Chanel

COCO’S CULTURE: The Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice will hold “The Woman Who Reads” exhibition, part of the Culture Chanel series of shows based on the life of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and the house she created.

This seventh chapter of the showcase, which will run from Sept. 17 to Jan. 8, focuses on the designer’s relationships to books and reading.

“From Greek authors to modern poets, Gabrielle Chanel’s abundant library reveals the works that left an impression on her life and shaped her personality,” Chanel stated.

The Culture Chanel exhibitions are conceived and curated by Jean-Louis Froment. The cycle began in Moscow’s Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in 2007, and subsequent editions were held in cities including Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Paris and Seoul.

“The relationships Mademoiselle Chanel maintained throughout her life with some of the greatest creative minds of her time were crucial. Her friendships, conversations and exchanges went on to provide sustenance for her thoughts and her own creations,” the house continued. “Thus, each successive exhibition sheds under a new light what constitutes the foundation of a language that is universal today. It is this formal vocabulary that has forged the style of Chanel.”

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