Jewelry by Chanel

Jewelry by Chanel

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Jewelry by Chanel by Patrick Mauries

Now available in paperback, Jewelry by Chanel explores one of the many sides of Coco Chanel, a creature of contrasts whose legacy continues to intrigue her admirers. There was the Chanel of the most sumptuous baroque, of dazzling, playful, unrestrained jewelry, of diamonds and emeralds shimmering like stars, and there was the Chanel of the tailored suit and the little black dress, of the severe cut, the strand of pearls, of classicism ala francaise. Out of this dialogue between hyperbole and understatement, and in counterpoint to the costume jewelry that she gave to the world, she created jewelry that was unparalleled in its insistence on luxury and refinement and unfettered in its imagination. Her jewelry presents one of the least known aspects of her work. With more than 120 illustrations and based on archival research and interviews with Chanel's colleagues and other witnesses to her life and career, Jewelry by Chanel is the first book to present this remarkable facet of a truly fascinating character.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780821225509
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 03/15/2000
Series: Jewelry by Chanel Series
Edition description: 1 PBK ED
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 9.11(w) x 12.56(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Patrick Mauriès is an aficionado of private collections and cabinets of curiosities. He is the author of Cabinets of Curiosities, Fornasetti, and Jewelry by Chanel.

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