For a French fix without the international plane fare, you'll find it hard to beat Melbourne's annual Paris to Provence festival. And even more so this year, as the festival hosts its first Coco Chanel retrospective, offering visitors a rare glimpse into the life of one of history's most famous French fashionistas.
Co-hosted by French blogger Caroline Voss, Étone Design's Caroline Rham and Paris to Provence founder Laura Rancie, this interactive event will see three of Como House's stunning rooms transformed to recreate various parts of Coco Chanel's life.
With tours guided by self-described 'Chanelophiles' Rham and Voss, visitors will get up close and personal with original Chanel designs, which are on loan from Madame Virtue & Co and The Upstyler. Prepare to swoon over the dresses, the suits, the handbags, the jewellery and iconic perfumes.
The Grand Ballroom will be decked out with couture and accessories from the peak of Chanel's career, while a recreation of the designer's Paris apartment features a selection of original photos and gorgeous French antiques.
Tickets to Coco at Como start at $12, available to anyone with general admission to the Paris to Province festival.