Amid the frenzy of Paris Haute Couture in July, Chanel staged an exhibition of its latest high jewellery at the Grand Palais with a scenography that stirred the senses.

The spectacular collection is inspired by the Coromandel screens that adorned Coco Chanel’s homes in Paris and Lausanne. Called simply Coromandel, it comprises 59 pieces, 24 of which are unique. The designs are lifted straight from the beautiful scenes illustrated on the lacquer screens, with all manner of stylised flowers, animals and minerals evoking the exoticism of the East.

31162614-ChanelHJ-1584x7806_resized_1584x780.jpgCoco Chanel next to one of her many Coromandel screens (Photo: Courtesy of Boris Lipnitzki/Roger-Viollet)

The gemstones used in the collection, such as tsavorite garnet, emeralds, tourmalines, red spinels, ruby beads and onyx, were carefully selected to stay true to the rich colours of the screens. Among these new masterpieces is a floral-inspired, reversible cuff featuring a yellow diamond that pivots so it’s visible whichever side of the cuff is on display.

Another highlight is the yellow-gold Horizon Lointain (Far Horizon) plastron necklace, which is dotted with clouds of mother-of-pearl and diamonds, including a central six-carat stunner, echoing the Coromandel landscape.

The superb collection once again demonstrates the savoir-faire of Chanel’s jewellery workshop as well as the boundless inspiration of Coco Chanel’s universe. 

Explore the collection below:

31162614-ChanelHJ-1584x7807-c31165254-1584x780.jpg.pngHorizontal Lointain necklace in yellow gold and platinum, set with diamonds and mother-of-pearl (Photo: Courtesy of Chanel)

31162614-ChanelHJ-1584x7809_cropped_1584x780.jpgVibration Minerale necklace in yellow gold and platinum set with cultured pearls, green and blue lacquer, mother-of-pearl and diamonds (Photo: Courtesy of Chanel)

31162614-ChanelHJ-1584x78010_cropped_1584x780.jpgVibration Minerale earrings in yellow gold and platinum set with cultured pearls, green and blue lacquer, mother-of-pearl and diamonds (Photo: Courtesy of Chanel)Precieux Envol earrings in white gold set with diamonds (Photo: Courtesy of Chanel)

31162614-ChanelHJ-1584x7808_cropped_1584x780.jpgFleur De Diamant earrings in white gold set with diamonds (Photo: Courtesy of Chanel)

31162614-ChanelHJ-1584x7805_cropped_1584x780.jpgFleur De Diamant earrings in white gold set with diamonds (Photo: Courtesy of Chanel)

31162623-ChanelHJ-1584x7803_cropped_1584x780.jpgÉvocation Florale necklace in white gold set with diamonds (Photo: Courtesy of Chanel)

31162624-ChanelHJ-1584x7804_cropped_1584x780.jpgÉvocation Florale necklace in white gold set with green tourmalines, mint tsavorite garnet, diamonds and pink sapphires (Photo: Courtesy of Chanel)

 

 

Source: hk.asiatatler.com 

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