You’re in for a shock! Behind its Art DECO facade, Chanel’s opulent apartment comes as quite a surprise when you consider her trademark black and white minimalist aesthetic.

The spirit of Chanel is felt throughout our Fashion Issue#91. Firstly, we profile gold as an enduring trend in decor and show you how to add this most precious of metals into your home. Then, we take you into fashion report, and go inside Chanel’s apartment and provide a look book on how to add a touch of her glamour into your home.

Next, our food story that is an easily created entire menu, from starters all the way to coffee, using signature Chanel catwalk looks as inspiration. In our home section, Neville Trickett references and celebrates ‘the cuts, silhouettes and mastery of Chanel’s masculine shapes.’ It is also no accident that his bold use of gold and cerebral interest in dressing is also a passing nod to the grande dame of fashion.

In our Focus section we take our cue from Chanel and keep it classic and monochrome, providing tips, ideas and products for bedroom, bathroom and living spaces. And, finally, we find out how Chanel’s legacy has influenced our three profiled fashion editors.

Fashion icon, rebellious visionary, undeniable artist, here is a look at more images from an opulent apartment at Rue de Cambon in Paris, and the lady who lived there.

It consists of four floors – the first is the Chanel store at street level, the second floor houses the haute couture dressing rooms, the third is the apartment and the fourth is the workshop and studio

The space was used as her office and entertainment parlour where she played host to guests from Elizabeth Taylor to Picasso and Salvador Dali.

Coco Before Chanel is a 2009 French film about the early life of famed French fashion designer Coco Chanel. French actor Audrey Tautou stars as Chanel. Coco Avant Chanel was directed and co-written by actor turned director Anne Fontaine