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Chanel's Jardin de Camélias private dinner under the Burj Khalifa

Chanel's Jardin de Camélias private dinner under the Burj Khalifa

At The Venue, Downtown Dubai

Image: CHANEL

Chanel host a private dinner for select media beneath the world's tallest tower, in celebration of its florally inspired fine jewels

In celebration of the Jardin de Camélias fine jewellery collection, Chanel Middle East played host to a chic intimate dinner in Downtown Dubai this week – flying in a chef from Paris and installing over 30,000 plants to create a pop up garden at The Venue especially for the occasion. 

The evening began with a guided tour of the Chanel 'Camélias' installation – led through a beautiful corridor covered in greenery, Buro 24/7 Middle East were guided to the stunning Jardin de Camélias fine jewellery collection – presented without the usual glass boxes and restrictive casings. This is the first time that the entire collection has been presented together as a whole, and the exhibition is viewable by appointment today and tomorrow before it moves to label's boutique at The Dubai Mall for a short period.

The pop up event took a small army of staff and over a week to put together, and the garden is on loan from a nursery – after which the plants, flowers and shrubs are being returned, adding an eco-friendly balance to the extravagance. 

Following on from viewing the stunning pieces, Buro 24/7 Middle East were guided to a garden conservatory where dinner was set for 40 guests, featuring a signature menu by the chef, each dish inspired by Jardin de Camélias. To start came an edible garden of flowers, vegetables and fresh truffle, followed by sole fish on a silver 'hatelet' accompanied by miniature stuffed vegetables and verbena sauce. The pièce de résistance? An artwork of dessert – a single iced flower with 'garden flavours'; litchi sherbet, lime parfait and fresh raspberries. 

Chanel will continue celebration of the collection with a private cocktail party at the pop up venue this evening, before the proceedings move on and travel the world – from the Chanel jewellery boutique in Dubai to another exhibition location.

 

 

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