Princess Beatrice arrived at the V&A Museum in London for a preview of the “Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto” exhibit on Wednesday, channeling the end of summer in florals.
The British royal wore a black floral-print corset top paired with a matching skirt with a peplum hem. She coordinated the top and skirt with black suede pumps from Jimmy Choo. For accessories, she carried a black clutch from Fiona Kotur and donned an 18-karat gold necklace from Edge of Ember.
Beatrice was accompanied by her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who kept it classic in a dark blue suit, paired with a white button-up shirt and accessorized with a white pocket square.
“Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto” is the first U.K. exhibition dedicated solely to Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the founder of the world-famous Chanel luxury brand. The exhibit charts six decades of her career, starting with the opening of her first millinery boutique in Paris in 1910 and ending with her final show in 1971. The exhibit opens to the public this Saturday and runs until Feb. 25.
“The V&A is probably one of the best institutions in the world and the exhibition offers a good direction. It’s easy to follow, and you don’t need to be an expert in Chanel to understand what’s happening,” said Bruno Pavlovsky, president of fashion and president of Chanel SAS.
The U.K. has become key to Chanel’s global business enterprises. The company transferred its global headquarters from New York to London in 2018. This year, the brand plans to show its Métiers d’Art collection in Manchester on Dec. 7.
Princess Beatrice was one of many celebrities in attendance, with a guest list for the private viewing also including Naomi Campbell, Keira Knightley, Hio Miyazawa, Simone Ashley and Clara Rugaard.