A spectacular anniversary publication to celebrate ninety years since the launch of Chanel’s first fine jewelry collection in 1932.
‘I used my penchant for all that shines to try and reconcile elegance and fashion in a set of jewelry’ Gabrielle Chanel From Gabrielle Chanel’s 1932 collection to the newest interpretations of her signature signs and symbols, Chanel fine jewelry remains eternally modern and true to the spirit of her enterprise.
Breathtaking new photography and classic images from the Chanel archives bring together revealing combinations in a stunning visual narrative, privileging aesthetic form over chronology. Chanel’s passion for fabulous and improbable marvels is celebrated here in a covetable book-object that pays tribute to the house’s unparalleled insistence on luxury and refinement, creativity and beauty.
Based on extensive research and exploring Chanel’s life and art through some of the most precious of all her creations and the eternally modern ideas they have inspired, the book features superb photographs by Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, Francois Kollar, Roger Schall, George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst P. Horst, Andre Kertesz, Sarah Moon, Karl Lagerfeld, Koto Bolofo, Karim Sadli, Dominique Issermann, and many others. It is also illustrated with images from Chanel’s archive and sketches that express the creativity and joie de vivre of the world’s finest high jewelry collection.
26.5 x 32.5 cm
Thames & Hudson