Coco Chanel

Chanel N°5 In A New Light Exhibition

Chanel N°5 in a New Light exhibition NYC

When Gabrielle Chanel created Chanel N°5, she didn’t know it would become the most famous perfume in the world and the icon of her own myth. She wanted a synthesis of nature, a long-lasting fragrance that reflects a scent of a clean female body and completes an image of a modern, fashionable and desirable woman. She achieved her goal with a help of her partner Ernest Beaux in 1921 creating the perfume that scented a “synthesis of woman” enclosed in a simple yet sophisticated bottle marked N°5 . The icon was born.

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Winter’s Tale Part II

Pursefixation against the Brooklyn Bridge

And he was seldom out of sight of the new bridges, which had married beautiful womanly Brooklyn to her rich uncle, Manhattan; had put the city’s hand out to the country; and were the end of the past because they spanned not only distance and deep water but dreams and time.”

Winter’s Tale, Mark Helprin

And that’s where my Winter’s Tale brought me: to the foot of Brooklyn Bridge – the colossal construction of steel with monumental columns made of limestone, granite and cement that became an imposing symbol of the power of technology and optimism of the time. Today, embodying the grandiose spirit of New York City, this transcendent architectural marvel still attracts thousands of people every day. Prodigious in the eyes of its first admirers, it transgresses the time and astounds the hearts of crowds today, and no doubt, it will still impress the ones that come after.

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