Coco Chanel Exhibit Opens In London, Features Large Scale Paintings From Close Friend

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You die-hard Coco Chanel fans will gush over the new exhibit opening at the London College of Fashion. The special collection called “Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike, Paris 1967-71″ features five paintings of the iconic designer, created by her good friend, Marion Pike.

The pair met in 1967, when the California artist was commissioned to create a large scale portrait of Chanel. After turning down Picasso’s offer to paint her, Chanel asked Pike who was living in Paris for a period of six months. It resulted in an incredible painting that showcases Pike’s great use of color and Chanel’s timeless elegance. Showing between Sept 6 and Nov 16, the exhibit will also hold couture dresses created for Pike who wore Chanel suits while she was working.

Tres chic!

To find out more about the Fashion Space, go here.

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