Coco Avant Chanel
This Haute Couture week in Paris, CHANEL revealed eleven new jewelry sets, bearing the names of elegant women who had accompanied, marked or influenced the life of Gabrielle Chanel before 1920. [caption id="attachment_5264" align="aligncenter" width="4961"] Set
Eleven jewelry sets inspired by the two founding elements of her style: lace and ribbon, which decorated her boater hats at the racecourses.
In gold and precious gemstones, lace and ribbon appear in subtle gradations of rose and grey. Morganite, pearls, spinels, moonstones and Padparadscha sapphires blend with diamonds.
Refined, simplified and stylised, lace appears as though it is printed with camellias, owers and birds. Recalling Gabrielle Chanel’s bold scissor cuts and the splendour of her creative stroke, lace is rendered in asymmetrical silhoutettes, falling perfectly on the body.
COCO AVANT CHANEL is a new High Jewellery collection from CHANEL that illustrates the quest for freedom, the desire for sobriety, and the search for lightness: the fundamentals of Chanel’s style.