Chanel patron of the Gala opening of the Opéra national de Paris

In keeping with Gabrielle Chanel’s love for dance, the House of Chanel was the patron of the Gala opening of the 2019-2020 dance season of the Opéra national de Paris. The Gala was held on September 20th, 2019 at Palais Garnier.


Atmosphere of Chanel Gala de l’Opéra at Palais Garnier © Chanel.


Chanel’s love for dance

Gabrielle Chanel loved being surrounded by the artists of her era. She was a friend and patron of Serge Diaghilev, the founder of the Ballets Russes. She made the costumes for several ballets, most notably Le Train bleu in 1924.

Among the guests were the CHANEL ambassadors Anna Mouglalis, Alma Jodorowsky, Caroline de Maigret, and Laura Bailey. The director of Dance at the Opéra national de Paris Aurélie Dupont, the dancer, choreographer, director, and actress Blanca Li.


Alma Jodorowsky, Chanel Ambassador, wore a long black silk dress, from the FW 18-19 Haute Couture Collection. © Chanel.


An exceptional evening that celebrates the House of CHANEL’s vibrant and eternal links with dance. Aurélie Dupont, Director of Dance at the Opéra national de Paris, says: “Just like the Opéra de Paris, the House of CHANEL is an institution, both classical and contemporary. It has an incredible heritage, but also a strength, modernity, and an open mind.”


Ana Girardot, the French actress, wore a black & gold wool twill dress, look 73, from the Paris-New York Métiers d’art collection. © Chanel.


Performance of Ballets

On the program, choreographed ballets in costumes revisited by the House of Chanel, under the direction of Virginie Viard, artistic director of the Fashion collections.



Anna Mouglalis, Chanel Ambassador, wore a black silk and lace Haute Couture dress. © Chanel.



Aurélie Dupont, the French ballerina & director of the Ballet of the Opera de Paris, wore a white linen toile dress with flowers embroidered. Dorothée Gilbert, the French prima ballerina at the Opéra de Paris, wore a black silk and wool jumpsuit. © Chanel.



Caroline DE MAIGRET, CHANEL Ambassador, wore a black cotton poplin jumpsuit, photographed with French musician Yarol Poupaud. © Chanel.



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