Wednesday, 22 February 2012

More on Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel and elegance


A woman has the age she deserves.
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
Elegance is refusal.

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.
Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.
Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.
Since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
by Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971), a pioneering French fashion designer

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Measure for Measure @ The Swan, Royal Shakespeare Company

Measure For Measure is running until 10th March 2012. Do not miss it.

'Garance Marneur's outrageous design compliments the action.The result, a world in which fine actors explore all the comic and tragicomic potential of one of Shakespeare's least played, least understood dramas.'

'Just great theatre at its very best. 
Naughty but very, very nice', BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

'A penetrating production', THE INDEPENDANT

'A smart revival', THE GUARDIAN

To book tickets, please go to the RSC website:

Friday, 17 February 2012


17 March 2012 – 30 September 2012

Room 104

In association with the Society of British Theatre Designers

Dear All,
Following the Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition of Performance Design in June 2011 where my designs were exhibited, I am proud to announce that my work has been selected again to represent the UK along with the work of 30 other very talented designers including Anthony Gormley and Es Devlin with Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour, and will be part of a 6 months exhibition at the V&A from March 2012.

For more information, please visit: