Paris Sketchbook, Post 9, Coco Chanel and Galleria Lafayette
Founding designer, Coco Chanel, and Karl Lagerfeld, who is the current head designer for the House of Chanel have always been intriguing to me. The classic, clean lines, feminie colors, and pearls and chains have been a staple of these designers palette for the clothes of Chanel. In the Galleria Lafayette's main floor I fould a large photo of Karl Lagerfeld hanging in the Chanel handbag display.
The stain glass ceiling of the Galleria is a rainbow of colorss shining in an open atrium of several stories of balconies overlooking a main floor of makeup boutiques, including that of Lansome Paris. Lancome Paris, another favorite, after being gifted some Lancome makeup for a friends' wedding many years ago. This place was a delight to my sense of color and design! An expected bonus was the amazing view of the Paris skyline from the rooftop deck! The Paris Opera in close proximity and the Eiffel Tower in the distance made even more spectacular by a brisk April wind and stormy sky!