1: The Birth Of A New Code, For The Woman Of Her Time

Gabrielle Chanel’s early designs recognised a woman’s growing need to move freely, thus countering the constrictive fashions of under structures and corsetry. Learn more about the lasting influence of the renegade designer

2: “We Always Begin By Making The Dresses Of Dreams. Then We Have To Cut, Trim And Remove, Never Add”

A quote by Gabrielle Chanel in 1957, this section explores the complex work of CHANEL's artisans in achieving a simplified elegance

3: Direct From Paris, The Travelling Spectacle Arrives in Melbourne

Melbourne is the first stop in the world after the “Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto” exhibition premiered in Paris in 2020. But how does a show of this magnitude travel to Australia?


GRAZIA takes an after hours tour of the "Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto" exhibition, now showing at the National Gallery Of Victoria until April 25