Monday, 23, October 2023

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Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto at The Kensington Hotel

Inspired by the driving passion of Gabrielle Coco Chanel, The Kensington celebrates her creativity, originality and intelligence through installation and conversation, in food and in drink.

“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

The legacy of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel is one of style, elegance and innovation. Rising from a humble background, this young woman created a new life for herself and, in doing so, changed everything around her.  A visionary fashion designer, she brought couture to the people and introduced the world to the little black dress. Gracing the cover of Vogue in 1926, it was nothing short of a cultural revolution; embodying luxury, simplicity and comfort.

These very same threads are woven throughout The Doyle Collection story, adding texture and tone to our own rich history. These joint passions, these shared touchstones, are fundamental to us, and they’re at the heart of our celebration of this extraordinary woman and groundbreaking exhibition.

Inspired by her driving passion, we celebrate her creativity, originality and intelligence through installation and conversation, in food and in drink.    

Our campaign runs alongside the first ever UK exhibition dedicated to the incredible couturière – Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto, hosted by our partners at The V&A Museum.

“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside”
- Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel

A high fashion high tea at The Kensington Hotel



A high fashion high tea

Perfectly proportioned in every way, our new specially designed and beautifully presented Afternoon Tea is a quintessential classic, taking inspiration from the stylish sophistication of Chanel – both the fashion label and the woman herself.

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Drinks at The Kensington Hotel



“I only drink Champagne on two occasions – when I am happy and when I am not” - Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel

Despite her unassuming childhood, Coco became a woman of refined tastes. When it came to Champagne, nothing but the best would do – and that meant Perrier-Jouët. With that in mind, we’ve partnered with our good friends at Maison Perrier-Jouët to create a range of made-to-measure, special occasion cocktails that speak to her past while toasting her continuing legacy.

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Four poster bed in The Kensington Hotel



 Make a night of it

Gabrielle Chanel didn’t wait for doors to open for her. She created them. And now we can do the same for our guests. When you book our exclusive hotel package, you’re guaranteed two tickets to Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto, even if the exhibition is sold out to the general public.

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