A visit to 31 Rue Cambon.

The first arrondissement of Chanel.

Mademoiselle Coco Chanel’s apartment and studio.

The apartment where she spend most of her time,

where she worked and entertained friends,

but never slept one night in.

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Where we see the ever so iconic staircase ,

“The Staircase”

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Mademoiselle would check on all the models before they walk down the staircase at her shows.

Maybe this was where she said:

“Keep your heels, head and standards high” – Coco Chanel

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Photo by Douglas Kirkland

“Mademoiselle was famous for watching the défilé (show), sitting out of sight on the stairs and observing the crowd’s reaction through the kaleidoscopic mirrors” – Douglas Kirkland

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Photo by Douglas Kirkland

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Audrey Tatou as Coco Chanel on the mirror staircase in the movie “Coco Before Chanel”

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Inspired by a charm discovered in Librairie Galignani on rue de Rivoli Paris, ” Coco Chanel, Three Weeks 1962″ by Douglas Kirkland, presenting photographs of Mademoiselle taken in a Parisien Summer of 1962 on assignment for the American magazine – Look Magazine.

“Images left behind are in the end stronger than truth and facts. Through Kirkland’s images we can imagine what the famous Coco had been all about before she became the formidable Chanel.” – Karl Lagerfeld

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“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different” – Coco Chanel

And that’s her, the one and only.

The famous address – Chanel, 31 Rue Cambon, Paris