After premiering in Paris in 2020, the exhibition Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto will make its international debut on 5 December. See the first exhibition in Australia to exclusively focus on the work of the renowned French couturière Gabrielle Chanel.

Considered to be one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century, Chanel introduced a language of modernity into fashion that still resonates today.

Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto will explore Chanel’s design codes through a visually arresting display of more than 100 garments that trace her remarkable career. These are placed alongside her innovations in perfume, jewellery and accessory design. Highlights include early examples of her use of black to connote modernity and chic; delicate lace gowns; wool jersey and tailored tweed suits; dazzling beaded garments; and bold costume jewellery.

The exhibition offers audiences an unprecedented opportunity to appreciate Chanel’s significant impact on womenswear throughout the twentieth century, and her ongoing legacy in contemporary culture.