Coco Chanel was intimately linked to the Ritz Paris and she decorated her Suite herself. In her world, luxury is all grace and refinement, a reflection of her love for Asian lacquer, gilded mirrors and the pairing of black with white. The Ritz Paris became her home.
Rhonda Garelick, "Can the Newly Reopened Ritz Paris Succeed?," The Wall Street Journal (24 June 2016). Reopening its doors after a $450 million, four-year renovation, this historic Paris hotel prides itself on mastering the art of old-world luxury. Photo: The relocated Coco Chanel suite; Francis Hammond. Note the valance.