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Chanel's Numéros Privés Exhibit Wows Celebrity Crowd

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It was a day Jessica Alba had long thought about: the day she could finally afford a Chanel bag. Nearly a decade ago, she finally got it.

“I wouldn’t put it down,” she recalled to PEOPLE Friday night. “I’d been an admirer of Chanel for so long. It’s timeless, it’s chic.”

Chanel gave an elite few a peek into that chic world Friday with the grand opening of the Numéros Privés exhibition at Wynn Las Vegas. The invitation-only installation shows guests everything from how the famed bags are made to dolls created by Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld. There’s even a loose recreation of Coco Chanel’s Parisian apartment.

“It’s like every room is an art exhibit,” actress Lily Collins told PEOPLE of the elaborate 10-room tour.

Having received her first Chanel bag from her late grandmother, the history of famed brand wasn’t lost on Collins.  “It doesn’t matter what generation you are. It just blends with your personality and makes you feel that much more chic,” she explained. “The fact that it’s Chanel makes it so you can get away with anything.”

Fashion guru Rachel Zoe told PEOPLE she just “had” to see the exhibit since she’s “obsessed” with Chanel. “I have more Chanel than I have any other single designer for sure,” the Chanel-clad stylist said. “I can’t get enough of it, to be honest with you.” Diane Kruger and Alexa Chung were also on hand to fete the installation, which runs through Jan. 28.

–Mark Gray