CHANEL

Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time - - SPOTLIGHT -

A trib­ute to the many Rus­sian in­spi­ra­tions that shaped Gabrielle Chanel’s unique aes­thetic, Le Paris Russe de Chanel is a 69part ode to Rus­sian mo­tifs as well as the Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich—a key fig­ure in Made­moi­selle’s life, with whom she shared a brief though intense pas­sion. Icons dear to the Chanel code such as the sun, sheaths of wheat and the dou­ble-headed ea­gle—a crea­ture seen on the mir­ror at the en­trance of Made­moi­selle’s Rue Cam­bon apart­ment—as well as pat­terns from tra­di­tional Rus­sian-style em­broi­dery, are seen across these re­gal jew­ellery creations. With di­a­monds, gems and gold, they give form to Chanel’s never-ending Rus­sian fan­tasy.

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