Chanel’s New High Jewelry Collection Inspired By Russia’s Empire
During 1920 in Paris, Coco Chanel found herself captivated with the Russian cultural elite and nobility, she met the Prince Dmitry Romanov and the perfumer Ernest Bo: after that, she created the famous Chanel No.5. Chanel’s fascination with Russia endured throughout her life, and today it’s the impetus for the luxury brand’s new high jewelry collection – Le Paris Russe de Chanel.
This contemporary design’s high jewelry line consists of 69 precious pieces divided into 11 sets. Each of them is based on a specific Russia-related theme: embroidery, kokoshniki, folklore, Russian shirts, sundresses or imperial signs and symbols. All of the elements of the unique design are refined and delicate. The extremely recognizable two-headed eagle, royal medallions, traditional embroidery, and other Russian themes can, therefore, be appreciated by a broader range of international clients.
About this majestic collection, according to Patrice Leguéreau, who has been the director of the luxury brand’s jewelry studio for the past decade: “This isn’t trophy jewelry. It’s not about big stones; this is elegant, chic and feminine design. It tells a story.”
With a polished brass body finished with black lacquer and high gloss varnish covered with intricate filigree patterns, this jewelry case is suspended over four pad shaped feet. The interior features jewelry different inserts fully upholstered in opulent red velvet while the top is covered in a bevelled mirror so you can sneak peek your contemporary jewelry.