FSOG Director Sam Taylor Johnson recently stepped inside the apartment of Coco Chanel and did a photographic exhibition in London. She was joined by Jamie Dornan and his wife along with several other models and celebrities. The photos were stunning along with a video she did where she talked about the apartment.
From the hallowed mirrored staircase leading up to the apartment, Same Taylor Johnson has captured Gabrielle Chanel’s intimate world in a series of 34 photographs, artfully immortalizing objects and furniture that were treasured by Mademoiselle Chanel.
Portrait of Mademoiselle Chanel by Horst, 1937, courtesy of Chanel.
**UPDATE After seeing this beautiful video and then the photos from the exhibit I knew I wanted the book of Sam Taylor Johnsons photos. I ordered it from the Gallery itself and it arrived to me in a couple of weeks. When I was leaving to go to Vancouver BC in October for the movie reshoots I grabbed the book on my way out the door with hopes of possibly seeing her in Vancouver. I packed the thin book into my backback and was off that first morning. While I was standing and waiting to see the filming I asked one of the production asst. if it was possible to get her autograph on my book. They said maybe. About an hour later Sam Taylor Johnson and her asst. came walking over to me and we got to meet and chat for a few minutes. I think she was very surprised to see I had the book of her work and she graciously signed it for me. It is truly a treasure I will keep close always.