Chanel is one of the oldest and most venerable fashion houses in France. Its logo is emblematic of its approach to fashion: simple, no-nonsense, chic, understated, clear.
The story of the company's founder Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel - even before she founded the company - was so interesting that a film has been made about it. What happened after she started building up her business with a new vision of women's clothing, aided by money provided by her lover, had become legendary.
Indeed, legend is a word that suits Chanel. Legendary names associated with it (Marilyn Monroe), legendary creations (Chanel N°5), a legendary story about how she did or didn't carry a message from the Nazis to the English during the Second World War and a legendary designer that has been working for the company since the early eighties, helping to push the brand into the 21st Century: Karl Lagerfeld.
If you want to experience part of the legend, try out the Chanel boutique on avenue Montaigne.
The International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC), is one of the world's largest art fair for contemporary artists, gallery owners and dealers.
The FIAC brings together 180 international galleries at three sites on Paris’s right bank.
FIAC has solidified its position in the art world in recent years, bringing together a high-profile mix of contemporary art collectors, museum curators and international dealers, and winning international recognition.
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris
Metro: Line 1 or 9 : Champs Elysees Clemenceau of Franklin D. Roosevelt.