During Paris Haute Couture week, we paid a little visit to the CHANEL Fine Jewellery house on Place Vendôme the square is in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France, located to the north of the Tuileries Gardens and east of the Église de la Madeleine. This square is the fine jewellery home of CHANEL and many more fine jewellery boutiques. The Signature de CHANEL, collection is inspired by the equestrian world dear to Gabrielle Chanel and especially by the jackets the stable boys wore on around the racetracks, the quilted pattern became an essential element in Mademoiselle Chanel’s creative world. When stitched, the quilted pattern always keeps its shape; this allowed Gabrielle Chanel to use supple materials like jersey, lambskin and silk to give body, volume and solidity to the iconic 2.55 bag. «Elegance is line,» Mademoiselle Chanel loved to say when giving greater fluidity and freedom to her silhouettes.
Signature de CHANEL Fine Jewellery Collection
The geometry of the forty-eight new pieces designed by the CHANEL Fine Jewellery Creative Studio are a variation on the quilted pattern and pay tribute to that inspiration. Graphic and refined, they express the purity of line and the perfection in simplicity that characterise the style of CHANEL. Consisting of curves and volumes, the design lends itself to the most varied combinations. Multiplying, it spins its web over the entire surface of the jewellery piece transforming it into a tactile material. Fluid, the «Signature de CHANEL” collection follows the body’s every movement. Sensual and flexible, they wrap around the neck, fingers or wrist. Solitary, the curved square of the quilting reveals the delicacy of its contours paved with diamonds. Only the azure blue sapphires and aquamarines add a touch of contrast here and there to the luminous brightness of the white gold and diamonds. Pearls, grey mother-of-pearl marquetry and rock crystal complete the collection in variations on the same theme.
The «Signature de CHANEL» collection expresses the constantly renewed creative spirit of CHANEL High Jewellery. Not only was the jewellery beautiful it was also functional. Many of the pieces are great for women like myself with tiny wrist, because of the stretch factor of the bracelets and watches. Their are even art deco pieces just because your boudoir needs a little CHANEL too. Of course my favourite pieces were the rings.