Chanel marks 90 decades of higher jewelry with heavenly new necklace
The ‘Allure Céleste’ necklace nods to Gabrielle Chanel’s favourite celestial structure codes
Chanel is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the ‘Bijoux de Diamants’ assortment with the ‘Allure Céleste’ necklace, which intertwines Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite motifs – the moon, the sun and the star – into one particular fluid style and design.
The necklace is the 1st release from Chanel’s new ‘1932’ collection, which looks again to the maison’s first significant jewellery creation ‘Bijoux de Diamants’, launched during the Melancholy as a beacon of hope. That 50-piece selection, in white and yellow diamonds, platinum and yellow gold, drew the brilliance of the night time sky in common diamond cuts and uncomplicated silhouettes.
Chanel higher jewellery: ‘1932’ assortment
This new piece stays trustworthy to these primary structure codes, casting round-minimize diamonds, an oval sapphire and pear-lower diamonds into simple geometrical types. Genuine to variety, it can be worn in numerous techniques, with the halos detaching to become brooches or chic hair jewelry, and the central row of diamonds a bracelet, making a shorter necklace.
‘The spirit of movement, flexibility and adaptability encouraged by Mademoiselle Chanel in 1932 is celebrated in the transformable nature of some of the pieces,’ suggests director of the Chanel Good Jewellery Creation Studio, Patrice Leguéreau. ‘Elements of the necklaces may well be detached and worn as brooches, when the central stones can be applied to enrich a ring or earrings. Just about every jewel is composed of a line of diamonds adorned with a celestial motif. The purity of the strains is particularly built to enhance the magnificence of the stones, in particular the diamonds, which have been chosen in a variety of styles to make depth and various graphic rhythms.’
‘The date marks a milestone for Chanel,’ claims international head of watches and good jewellery products advertising and marketing, purchasers and interaction at Chanel, Marianne Etchebarne. ‘In November 1932, designer Gabrielle Chanel introduced “Bijoux de Diamants”, her one and only large jewellery collection, commissioned by the Diamond Company Ltd. Sales of diamonds experienced been badly hit by the economic disaster of 1929, and they place their have faith in in the artistic expertise of Gabrielle Chanel, then at the height of her fame, to revive them.
‘With her contemporaries – the artist Paul Iribe for the style and design of the jewelry, the poet Jean Cocteau for the assortment manifesto, and Robert Bresson (later on a celebrated movie director) for pictures of the parts – Gabrielle Chanel created a assortment that was special. It prompted a sensation at the time, and nonetheless these days it continues to be the cornerstone of our jewelry designs.’ §