At The Doyle Collection, we believe there’s comfort to be found in the buzz of intimate conversation. Never more so than when the conversation comes from incredible contributors such as British novelist, fashion writer and biographer Justine Picardie...

After two sell-out talks on her celebrated best sellers, we are delighted to welcome British Author and V&A Curator Justine Picardie to The Kensington for an intimate evening to discuss the legendary life and legacy of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel.

Justine Picardie is the author of six books, including her bestselling memoir If the Spirit Moves YouMiss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture; and the international bestseller, Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life, which will be reissued in a new, revised edition in August 2023 to coincide with the forthcoming Chanel exhibition at the V&A. She has also contributed essays to several anthologies and museum exhibitions on art, fashion and photography.


Glass of Perrier-Jouët on arrival

Welcome canape reception in The K Bar

An intimate 'In Conversation' session hosted by Justine Picardie

Each guest will also receive a signed copy of the brand new edition of ‘Coco Chanel: The Legend and Life’ (RRP £35)



Stay on for dinner afterwards and enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine between two people.
Or, why not make a night of it and book an overnight stay with us to enjoy an evening of 5-star luxury.
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