© François Kollar – French Culture Ministry – Heritage library
INSIDE GABRIELLE CHANEL'S SUITE
"Mademoiselle Chanel, who has been living at the Ritz for some months, is at home with a simple screen and a few blooms". Vogue Paris
She furnishes the rooms with items brought from her own home at 29, rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré, including tables designed by Goossens, sofas, gilded mirrors and crystal lamps.
Drawings by Jean Cocteau and Christian Bérard evoke the creative spirits in Chanel's circle at that time, offering an allegory of her life as a designer.
"On the dressing table were the vermeil boxes given to her by the Duke of Westminster, brushes, and the chamois cloth with her jewelry for the day."
Extract from "Chanel Intime", Isabelle Fiemeyer, Editions Flammarion