Thursday, November 19, 2015

EUROPE 2015.....LONDON: Tour of "Mademoiselle Prive" Exhibition at Saatchi Gallery + More!






London Boys: Nick Verreos and David Paul explore London, November 2015






Nick Verreos and David Paul at the "Chanel Salon" stairs reproduction--Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition Saatchi Gallery London UK




A couple of weeks ago, I was in London for the Debut of my NV Nick Verreos clothing line on QVC UK. Naturally I went with my better half--David Paul. We had been here before, several years back, and did the requisite tourist visits to Westminster Abbey, the Victoria & Albert Museum plus much much more, so this time around for our short stay in London, we decided to just shop and make sure to go to the Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition







                    Tourist Nick: Nick Verreos in front of iconic London red telephone booths





In case you are not aware of the Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition, it was a "journey" through the House of Chanel's creativity. It was organized by Karl Lagerfeld--along with Chanel--as a showcase of the original Chanel Salon, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's design origins (hat making) and fabric, chain and camellia inspirations plus a lot more, of course. 



Get in Line: The scene on the last day of the "Mademoiselle Privé" Exhibition Saatchi Gallery                                                                                  London UK



Before we left to London--after some research--we realized that the day after we arrived would be THE FINAL DAY of the Exhibition. In other words, we had no option but to go. Of course, once we showed up, there was a very long, long line to attend (it was free!). The line took about an hour and a half (not bad, considering) but yes, we did it. Here are photos from the exhibit:

 






Reproduction of the Chanel Salon iconic curved stairs--Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition Saatchi Gallery London UK










Gabrielle Chanel Hat Box and Wall Renderings--Mademoiselle Privé" Exhibition Saatchi Gallery London UK




                       Chanel Haute Couture--Mademoiselle Privé" Exhibition Saatchi Gallery                     London UK





Chanel Haute Couture gold sequin gown--Mademoiselle Privé" Exhibition Saatchi Gallery                                                                                        London UK







Chanel Haute Couture sequined and lace gown--Mademoiselle Privé" Exhibition Saatchi Gallery                                                                              London UK








Chanel Haute Couture worn by Julianne Moore and Vanessa Paradis--Mademoiselle Privé" Exhibition Saatchi Gallery London UK






 Chanel pleated black and white cocktail dress--Mademoiselle Privé" Exhibition Saatchi Gallery London UK







 Haute Couture Wool--Swaths of fabric at the Mademoiselle Privé" Exhibition Saatchi Gallery London UK








Chain Bucket: Mademoiselle Privé" Exhibition Saatchi Gallery London UK





Shopping, Food...






Nick Verreos--walking through the Knightsbridge neighborhood, London UK






London Double Deckers--London UK






Chinatown Scene--London UK



Shopping London:




Gorgeous Gown in the Window: Plaid gown from Emilia Wickstead boutique, London UK








 Harrods London



Foodie London:




Indian Delish: Enjoying a DELICIOUS dinner with David at "Masala Zone" Bayswater district






 English Breakfast: Eggs, Bacon, Beans...Heaven: Park Grand Lancaster Gate London Hotel Breakfast






Kabob Happy: Persian Dinner of Ground Lamb and Filet Kabob Combo at Alounak Bayswater Restaurant London UK










Cheers London! David Paul and Nick Verreos at Kensington Gardens



**NEXT STOP: SPAIN!


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