Friday 22 September 2017

Dreaming of Coco Chanel (her bedroom that is)

Got time to kill after Chanel's Métiers d'Art show in Texas? Swing by the Dallas Museum of Arts and check out a replica of the doyenne's Mediterranean bedroom

Stephanie Hirschmiller |

We all know that Chanel's Métiers d'Art show is taking place tonight in Dallas, Texas - a location close to the heart of Karl Lagerfeld and the late Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel.

As the former explained earlier this year , "When Chanel reopened, the French press was beyond nasty. The only press that understood it immediately was the American press. So I think it's a nice thing to go there."

However, as it turns out, attendees will be closer to the history of the house's doyenne than the locale might otherwise suggest.

Anyone with post-show time to kill can head over to The Dallas Museum of Art and scope out a replica of Villa La Pausa, the Mediterranean villa that Chanel built in 1927 including the library, dining room, salon and bedroom - as seen above.

She directed the villa's design alongside architect Robert Streitz, and many of the furnishings in the rooms were part of Chanel's original décor for the villa - later purchased by arts patrons Wendy and Emery Reves. However, although we cannot absolutely guarantee that the heavy red drapes and net curtains were le dernier mot in Gallic style, the Chinoiserie furniture looks much more to Coco's immaculate taste.he museum built a replica of the villa in 1985 to house over 1,400 works from the Reves' private art collection - so if the décor of the bedroom isn't quite your thing you can console yourself in works by Monet, Rodin, Toulouse-Lautrec and Vincent van Gogh.

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