One of the reasons I’m so enamoured with the House of CHANEL is the deep history of this legendary maison and the pride in which they have in it. While each season and collection bring fresh new designs, materials, and methods, the House also continues to honor the symbols and codes that are at the very core of the House’s DNA that contribute to its rich history. One of those central themes that can be found throughout the legendary history of the House of CHANEL is the intertwining of the masculine and the feminine. During her love affair with the Duke of Westminster, Gabrielle Chanel first started incorporating tweed into her designs and this began the House’s elevation of this formerly humble and masculine material. Since then, it has become a hallmark of the House of CHANEL and features in each collection.
It is from this iconic fabric that CHANEL draws total inspiration for the House’s latest High Jewelry Collection TWEED DE CHANEL. Recently presented during the most recent Haute Couture shows, TWEED DE CHANEL is a triumph of almost unfathomable glittering beauty. These masterpieces produced by the CHANEL High Jewelry Workshop are hand-wrought in solid gold and set with diamonds, pearls, and sapphires. The 45 pieces that makeup TWEED DE CHANEL were developed with special articulation techniques to mimic the movement and look of tweed. A fabric known for its richness, depth, and beautiful irregularity found in its weave, tweed has been elevated to the sublime thanks to these breathtaking pieces. Perfectly mirroring the simple graphic lines of the material, the pieces of TWEED DE CHANEL are bold in the simplicity of their lines, and striking in the exceptional stones used.