Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hosts Lagerfeld, the Chanel Shows Photography Exhibition

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hosts Lagerfeld, the Chanel Shows Photography Exhibition

Following successful exhibitions in Paris and London, “Lagerfeld, the Chanel shows” by Simon Procter comes to Jumeirah Zabeel Saray to showcase a series of Chanel’s most influential runaway images paired with a limited edition afternoon tea.

Located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, in collaboration with 7 Art Gallery, will host the renowned exhibition “Lagerfeld, the Chanel Shows” by Simon Procter, open to the public from 17 November to 18 December 2022.

Offering a backstage glimpse into the work of legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and his popular Chanel runway shows, the exhibition will feature an exclusive series of images capturing the energy and essence from behind the scenes as seen through the lens of renowned photographer Simon Procter.

Lagerfeld talking to the photographer on a stone staircase

The exclusive prints will be displayed in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s central lobby, under one of the world’s largest Bohemian crystal chandeliers, bringing the photographs to life. Inspired by Lagerfeld and Chanel’s timeless fashion, Simon Procter’s art and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s luxury, the hotel has also curated a limited-edition experience called “The Afternoon Tea Expression” for guests to enjoy throughout the duration of the exhibition in celebration of this special event.

The resorts fashion themed Afternoon Tea Expression

Simon Procter, the renowned British photographer, commented, “It’s a great pleasure to have my work exhibited at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. I thank them for the support and hope you enjoy the artwork that I compiled through my 16 years of work with Karl Lagerfeld, a fascinating and interesting man who worked hard and inspired many. The images you’re going to see are a celebration of his work with Chanel, which showcases the highest level of luxury, just like the location that is exhibiting them.”

A photograph of Karl Lagerfeld on top of a building

Mark Hehir, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray General Manager, said, “As we continuously work to craft unique and memorable experiences for our guests, we’re happy to be hosting this first-of-its-kind exhibition in partnership with 7 Art Gallery to showcase some of the most important work in fashion history.

Hosting Lagerfeld, the Chanel Shows will give our guests a chance to be part of the captivating history of a key fashion icon and discover a one-of-a-kind exhibition in a truly unique setting. We’re also delighted to support the art scene in the Emirates with this special event, as well as with our art program and artists in residence, which are expected to be launched soon along with many other exciting projects.”

Large-scale photographs will be exhibited in the expansive lobby area at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Procter has recreated his shots and combined multiple photographs to create uniquely illustrative pieces, offering a distinctive perspective and glimpse into Lagerfeld’s life, work and legacy.

The tribute to fashion’s most respected and symbolic designer Karl Lagerfeld was exhibited for the first time in September 2019 during Paris Fashion Week.

To learn more about the exhibition or book The Afternoon Tea Expression, please visit Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s “Delightful Offers” page.

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