The Secrets of the Chanel Handbag exhibit made its first stop in San Francisco this past weekend. The first part of the exhibit explored the process of making a Chanel 2.55 handbag. The other part of the exhibit highlighted vintage pieces. When I heard that vintage pieces would be on view I was expecting a lot more than they actually had on display.
The vintage display was only in one of the store windows and featured two mannequins dressed from head-to-toe in vintage Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. The pieces were amazing and my favorite by far were the clear/black rain boots with chain stirrup detail in the back – TO-DIE-FOR! The gold quilted guitar case wasn’t so bad either. Check out the photos below of the window displays and detail shots of the vintage Chanel pieces from the archive.