CHANEL SUN LION NECKLACE BELT WITH 15 LIONS EACH EMBLAZONED WITH 7 CC LOGOS
The magnificent CHANEL Collector's PRIZE JEWEL. This is what Shining Glory looks like. An ensemble of fifteen spectacular golden sun lions' heads each shining and emblazoning with 7 CC logos in their mane. Wear as a majestic necklace or belt. The Lion Soleil medallions represent Mademoiselle Chanel’s affinity with the her spirit animal and ever-present lucky charm. Gabrielle Chanel was born on August 19, 1883 under the sign of Leo. Majestic, indomitable and wild, the lion was more than her astrological symbol, it also embodied her radiant personality and served as an inspiration for many of her creations. Devastated by the loss of her great love, Boy Capel, in 1919 Chanel fled Paris to Venice, the city of the lion. There, Coco found the courage and strength to go on. Throughout her life, Chanel kept figures of lions, the emblem that would be engraved upon the buttons of her tweed suits. The lion is truly the spirit of Chanel and the three dimensional renditions on this jewel signify the royal majesty of the lioness: Strength, Courage, Power and Excellence. A lovely talisman if there ever was one!
Photographed on Linda Evangelista by Peter Lindberg and styled by Carlyne de Cerf de Dudzeele for US VOGUE September Issue 1989
- Dimensions: Length: 29.5 inches (74.93 cm) Medallion diameter: 2.2 inches (5.59 cm)
- Signature: “CHANEL CC MADE IN FRANCE” on back of lion and hanging cartouche signed “CHANEL CC MADE IN FRANCE” on the extender section
- Can Be worn as a Necklace or a Belt
- 100% Authentic CHANEL
- Made in France
- Excellent Vintage Condition
Vibrant shine and bright gold plate
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