A garden of magical Gripoix glass flowers in vibrant coral and turquoise with tiny glass pearl centers and translucent green leaves compose one of the most lovely CHANEL creations ever made. It's a joy to own such a rare, one-of-a-kind CHANEL collector's piece. This Gripoix work of art is a symphony of 42 jumbo, lustrous Gripoix glass pearls and six dazzling multi-coloured Camellia bouquet blooms interspersed throughout. Wear it on its own, double it or layer it with other sautoirs for a total COCO look.
“Pearls are perfect for every occasion”, famously said Coco Chanel as she insisted on embellishing every outfit with lustrous strands of Gripoix glass pearls.
The Camélia theme runs throughout CHANEL’S history. Never was the flower elevated to such a golden moment in both scale and detail.
A veritable garden of Gripoix blooms.
Gabrielle Chanel was seduced by the camellia. A flower of simplicity and purity with no fragrance nor thorns, it was akin to the ethos of Mademoiselle. She preferred the camellia’s sobriety and geometric roundedness, with a classic and consistent ordering of the petals, intelligible yet beautiful, like the woman that she was.
Gabrielle Chanel layered ropes of pearls around her neck and waist. Coco Chanel was the first designer to introduce faux pearls and glass pearls into her collections. The luminous glass pearls are immediately recognizable as classic CHANEL. Chanel wore her pearls with pajamas, evening gowns, to the beach and while hunting providing the perfect accent to her fashions and style. She found the luster and luminosity of the pearl captured the light and gave a flattering glow to the skin and the eyes. Jewelry, and especially pearls, were for every day, not just special occasions. This opulent and versatile pearl masterpiece embodies the very essence of CHANEL – pure luxury.
- Composition: Multi-colored Gripoix glass and Gripoix Glass Pearls, Goldtone metal
- Dimensions: Length: 58.5 inches (148.59 cm)
- Signature: Engraved oval logo plaque “CHANEL 2 CC 3 MADE IN FRANCE”
- Collection 23 Autumn Winter 1990
- 100% Authentic CHANEL
- Made in France
- Excellent Vintage Condition
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