Proving that Las Vegas knows how to party and is at the height of high fashion, Chanel threw a ten-day celebration at Wynn Las Vegas, in a stunning invitation-only installation titled Chanel Numeros Prives. The opening night soiree drew Jessica Alba, Diane Kruger, Alexa Chung, Rachel Zoe, model Dree Hemingway, George Kotsiopoulos of Fashion Police and many more. For me, the real treat was seeing how Chanel’s most valued customers, flown in from all over the world, put together outfits head to toe. Tokyo’s finest especially shone. A cadre of fashion journalists from NYC gushed the next day, “I don’t want to go back to reality!”
Vegas magazine (yes, I am proudly wearing a spray tan in the above photo with my coworkers!) threw a private Numeros Prives event the next Tuesday, co-hosted by local Chanel devotee Annemarie Jones. She told me of her thoughtful husband securing the necklace Nicole Kidman wore in her Chanel No 5 Baz Luhrmann commercial for her and her friends to wear during a memorable birthday party in Hawaii, and of gifting her with a beautiful Chanel watch that had been on tour, because her special day was before the watch’s on-sale date.
The installation itself was fascinating — having taken a private tour during opening weekend, I was able to take my time during our cocktail party. The admiration of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and her place in history was goosebump-inducing, and Karl Lagerfeld’s interpretation was inspiring. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Karl Lagerfeld designed all of the dolls in the first room at Numeros Prives, a child’s bedroom. Aren’t they chic!
Since Coco herself was orphaned at the age of 12, it is speculated that Lagerfeld designed this room in homage of the childhood she should have had. I loved the wallpaper and this unique doll leaning against this mannequin in her magnificent headdress.
There was an entire room dedicated to Lagerfeld’s sketches.
The entire installation had a moody feel. It was so dark — I loved it.
The lighting at Numeros Prives was so dim in fact, that there are a lot of fun elements that I couldn’t get a good photo of. One of those was these letters, but they were so buzzed about I am including this dark image anyway. When Coco so famously designed the first handbag with a strap, which led to the famous 2.55 Chanel bag, she included a zippered compartment to store love letters. No doubt this romantic soul with a knack for passionate affairs received plenty!
For more photos of me out on the town, please check out my February Vegas magazine editor’s letter here!
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