HOUSE Manifesto No. 0336 – It was nothing short of surreal to find myself on CHANEL’s infamous & iconic mirrored staircase located on 31 Rue Cambon. A chic locale in the first arrondissement of Paris where Gabrielle socialized with the likes of Igor Travinsky & Salvador Dalí as well as lounging at the nearby @RitzParis & @Angelina_Paris Café. Legend has it that when new collections were presented, CHANEL watched them being modeled from these stairs. During the show, she would sit perched on the fifth step down from her apartment, in front of a wall of mirrors. Looking down, she could see the models & the audience’s reaction to her creations, without anyone seeing her . . . An only in Paris moment.