BY KAREN AANONSEN
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s first and only high jewelry collection, 1932’s “Bijoux de Diamants,” is getting another chance to shine. Re-editions of the original, glittering pieces are a highlight of “Mademoiselle Privé,” a new exhibit examining the creative origins of the famed Chanel brand at Saatchi Gallery in London. Eternally contemporary, the diamond necklaces, brooches, headpieces, and more adorn mannequins swathed in haute couture designed in 2015 by current label creative director Karl Lagerfeld. “Bijoux de Diamants” also features in photographic portraits of actresses, models, and friends of the house shot by Mr. Lagerfeld in Ms. Chanel’s apartment. But that’s just one of the exhibition’s three floors. Visitors are also invited to explore galleries full of important places and symbols from the elegant founder’s life, an 18th century garden inspired by her childhood, and exclusive workshops spotlighting Chanel’s superb craftsmanship and savoir-faire. “Mademoiselle Privé” runs until November 1.