07/12/12 — 27/01/13
The visionary photographer duo Peter Farago and Ingela Klemetz Farago, has as part of an exclusive collaboration with CHANEL in 2010 and 2011, created full fashion stories featuring 45 of the most sought-after supermodels from the Nordic and Baltic countries. The project has resulted in a lavish coffee table book and a touring photography exhibition, both entitled NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL.
Freja Beha Erichsen, Helena Christensen, Iselin Steiro, Louise Pedersen, Edita Vilkeviciute, Sigrid Ågren, Frida Gustavsson, Suvi Koponen, Kirsi Pyrhonen, Carmen Kass, Siri Tollerod, Caroline Winberg and Dorothea Barth Jörgensen are just a few of the women involved. The models have been carefully chosen to represent an aestethic flair for fashion but also a desire to convey a sense of humanity. Profits from sales of the book are donated to the organisation Save The Children.
The images of these remarkable women allow us to take an exclusive and intimate insight into the significant past and present Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter collections created by Karl Lagerfeld for CHANEL as well as the brand’s Fine Jewelry and Beauty creations. Thanks to Faragos’ sense of the pictorial, these photographs not only celebrate the fascinating designs they record, but also produce sensational reinventions, demonstrating how fashion, photography and art can come together.
After the breathtaking outdoor setting of World’s End in Norway, 87 works of art will now invade an ultracontemporary art space. With the exhibition in Helsinki, Northern Women in CHANEL completes its tour of the Nordic countries.
Laboratory is a temporary photography gallery located in the creative heart of Helsinki. The gallery offers visitors exhibitions, experiences and events during the Helsinki World Design Capital year 2012. Northern Women in CHANEL will be the final exhibition of a series of high-quality photography exhibitions by both Finnish and international artists.