Coco Chanel’s legacy will forever live on in the fashion world and that’s a fact. She is extraordinary and has left a mark o this world that has changed fashion in more ways than one. The London College of Fashion is hosting an exhibit housing portraits painted by her friend and artist Marion Pike that have never been seen before. Marion Pike is a California artist and met Chanel in 1967 while spending a year painting in Paris.
Chanel declined an offer from Picasso to paint her portrait. For some reason Pike seemed to be a better decision for Coco. Pike and Chanel became very good friends and Pike and her daughters wore many gowns designed by Chanel. The exhibit will hold not only five portraits of Chanel but gowns worn by both Pike and her daughter. The exhibit will open September 5th, and will show the friendship between the two.
Images from Vogue.com.
The Exhibit is going to be held at the Fashion Space Gallery at LCF. The Fashion Space Gallery has held many exhibits form fashion design to interior design. Fashion Space Gallery is definitely the place to see amazing and innovative art. Currently, FSG is holding an exhibit called Layer by layer. This exhibition is meant to show the step by step process of design. How a simple sketch becomes a product. It demonstrates the how 3D printing has become an emerging part of design.
“Exhibitions will include presentations of work by leading photographers and designers, themed group shows, performance and installation and shows by London College of Fashion artists and designers in residence. The ethos behind the exhibitions will be one of excellence and innovation supporting both established artists and cutting edge and emerging talent.” (From fashionspacegallery.com)
All of the exhibitions at the gallery are free of charge and the gallery has many events for the student to find inspiration and knowledge for their future in whatever art they so choose.