Louis Vuitton Series 3
Discover the inspiration behind Louis Vuitton’s autumn/winter collection at this bold, beautiful and slightly baffling ‘experimental’ exhibition. The venerable fashion house will be taking over 13 rooms and three floors of Brutalist concrete space 180 Strand, and visitors can witness every stage of artistic director Nicolas Ghesquiere’s creative process – from first inspiration to catwalk show. Don’t go along expecting a couple of sketchbooks and some fancy leather goods: LV has come over all conceptual to produce a fully ‘immersive’ experience, with exhibits including a massive LED trunk, 3D-printed mannequins and an on-site atelier. We’re intrigued.
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
A byword for timeless elegance both on-screen and off, Audrey Hepburn is one of the twentieth century’s most enduring style icons. The National Portrait Gallery’s summer show charts Hepburn’s picture-perfect career, from West End chorus girl to leading lady. Alongside iconic portraits by the likes of Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, there’ll be rare family snaps and behind-the-scenes shots, too.
Chanel comes to Chelsea for a magical retrospective
Legendary couture house Chanel is crossing the, erm, channel for a magical retrospective exhibition, which will open at the Saatchi Gallery in October. Titled Mademoiselle Privé, the exhibition promises an ‘enchanted journey’ through the brand’s haute couture history. Set across three floors of the gallery, there’ll also be a chance to gawp at the ‘Bijoux de Diamants,’ the first and only fine jewellery collection to be designed by Coco Chanel herself. If Karl Lagerfeld’s catwalk shows are anything to go by, we’re holding out for something pretty spectacular.