On October 9th, CHANEL Fine Jewelry presented 80 new High-Jewelry pieces in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the “Bijoux de Diamants” collection originally created by Gabrielle Chanel with an intimate dinner in New York City.
Guests including Barbara Cirkva, John Galantic, Michael Avedon, Sean Avery, Giovanna Battaglia*, Fabiola Beracasa, Nate Berkus, Cory Bond & Bekah Jenkins, Harry Brant, Jen Brill*, Hannah Bronfman, Rose Byrne*, Rachel Chandler & Tom Guinness, Alexa Chung*, Prince Pierre d’Arenberg, Jazzy De Lisser, Victor Demarchelier, Linda Evangelista*, Caio Fonseca, Blake Lively* & Ryan Reynolds, Anh Duong, Miroslava Duma*, Elle Fanning*, Frederic Fekkai, Claiborne Swanson Frank, Alexander Gilkes, Marjorie Gubelmann, Julie Henderson, Dev Hynes, Constance Jablonski, January Jones*, Rinko Kikuchi*, RJ King, Diane Kruger*, Leigh Lezark*, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Sean MacPherson, Mirabelle Marden, Ghislaine Maxwell, Ambra Medda, Minnie Mortimer, Aimee Mullins, Erin O’Connor, Jessica Pare*, Ali Pincus, Eli Reed, Allison Sarofim, Lola Schnabel, Jacqueline Schnabel, Caroline Sieber*, Mario Sorrenti & Mary Frey, Veronica Swanson Beard, Harley Viera-Newton*, Lindsey Wixson*, Kate Young, Nora Zehetner* among others made their way through the exhibition where they viewed archives from the original 1932 collection and got an exclusive look at the new High-Jewelry pieces. Following the exhibition, guests enjoyed dinner by Chef Michael Whiteand were treated to a special performance by XX.
*indicates guests dressed in CHANEL and CHANEL Fine Jewelry
About The 1932 Collection:
Entitled “1932”, this exceptional collection clearly displays the full scope of the creativity and know-how of High Jewelry at CHANEL.
These 80 pieces draw their inspiration from motifs and symbols that colored Mademoiselle Chanel’s imagination. Their magical constellations of white, yellow and black diamonds, blue and pink sapphires and pearls project us into the very heart of a cosmic fantasy within a dream-like and timeless universe.
Comets, stars, suns, fringes, fountains, ribbons and feathers all form the stylistic vocabulary of CHANEL FINE JEWELRY. Today, there’s a new addition, the lion – that great protector – Mademoiselle Chanel’s favorite animal and her star sign Leo – she was born on August 19th.Inspired and visionary, in the same manner as the original “Bijoux de Diamants” collection created 80 years ago, these new jewelry pieces strongly express the unique creative spirit that characterizes High Jewelry at CHANEL. The excellence and mastery of technique that each piece demands, enables CHANEL FINE JEWELRY to advance and push forward its taste for perfection and ultimate luxury.
CHANEL, the international luxury goods company, was founded in France by Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel in 1924. The company, which is privately held, offers a broad range of luxury products, including Haute Couture, Ready-to-Wear, fragrance, cosmetics, leathergoods, accessories, Fine Jewelry and Watches, through a U.S. network of 24 boutiques and approximately 90 locations at select retailers. Haute Couture collections are presented exclusively in Paris. CHANEL maintains 151 boutiques and shops worldwide, including the legendary House of CHANEL on the rue Cambon in Paris. Under the guidance of designer Karl Lagerfeld, the House of CHANEL remains dedicated to luxury, fashion, style and image.
In 1993, CHANEL launched the CHANEL Fine Jewelry Collection and opened a worldwide flagship Fine Jewelry Boutique on 18 place Vendôme in Paris. There are eight Fine Jewelry boutiques in the U.S. and 41 worldwide.
Photography by BFA, Will Ragozzino