Gabrielle Chanel for House of Chanel, suit with blouse, 1960-1969.

Forever Chanel/Coco + Karl

JUNE 11, 2021-FEBRUARY 27, 2022

Kent State University Museum
515 Hilltop Drive
Kent, OH 44242

Forever Chanel/Coco + Karl chronicles the evolution of one of the world’s most famous fashion houses through 40-odd outfits by the two larger-than-life designers responsible for its enduring cachet. The show compares and contrasts founder Gabrielle Chanel’s and longtime creative director Karl Lagerfeld’s use of chains, tweed, quilting, and other hallmarks of the label while considering the pair’s celebrity identities and the brand’s clientele.