A little while back we told you about the release of photographer Douglas Kirkland’s book, Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/1962, that features never before seen photos of the fashion icon in some of her most intimate and public moments. To commemorate the release of the book, the Westwood Gallery in NYC is showcasing 40 of Douglas Kirkland’s photos of Mademoiselle Chanel.
In 1962, Douglas Kirkland spent 3 weeks with Coco Chanel following her every move and documenting her routine and her work. When Kirkland approached her about the project, she was hesitant and asked that he submit photos of models wearing her collection so that she could get a sense of his work. She was so taken with his photography skills that she allowed him full access to her and her private rooms. They even went to Versaille to photograph the Grand Dame there. These photos are definitely going to be something special because they will show Chanel in her most intimate moments as never seen before. And, to see them enlarged, all together in one room will surely be breathtaking. The exhibit runs from October 18 – November 29 at Westwood Gallery, 568 Broadway, NY, NY.
Photo by Douglas Kirkland
Photo of Gabrielle Chanel with Douglas Kirkland