Today is Coco Chanel's birthday! With her trademark suits and little black dresses, Coco Chanel created timeless designs that are still popular today. Happy Birthday, Coco Chanel!
If you go to Paris, you should stop by the Chanel Boutique, located in the legendary 31 Rue Cambon. Naturally, one could chat about the Chanel stores and tweedy suits all night long, but it will be enough to say that Rue Cambon is something more than just an address for Chanel store filled with handbags designed by Carl Lagerfeld’s assistants and Chanel no. 5, the 10th world’s most expensive perfume sold for €170 per bottle.
It is the house of mademoiselle Coco Chanel herself. Rumour has it though, that Coco had never spent a night in the several-floor apartments above the store. For throughout the thirty years she would stay in a nearby luxurious hotel Ritz. Nevertheless, Rue Cambon apartments remained as it were at the time when the flighty designer used to come back from the Ritz in the mornings.
The ground floor, now occupied by the Chanel boutique, still has the spectacular mirrored staircase featured in every movie ever cretaed about Chanel, and when you climb upstairs you reach the astonishing world of Coco Chanel interiors.
Her personal sitting room, still predominated with the art deco, stores a number of items from the Coco collection: glass figures, crystal balls, stuffed deers, books, luxurious armchairs upholstered in flowered and beige gobelin, as well as the legendary modern sofa designed by mis Chanel herself, 18th-century crystal chandelier, Chinese screens and other extravagant details...
"You live but once; you might as well be amusing." - said Coco Chanel.