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Chanel’s “Flying Cloud” Collection Is The Stuff Of Nautical Dreams

One of these stunning pieces has already found a home. Also, we're live from Couture Week in Paris!
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The words “cute”, “elegant” and “high jewellery” rarely come together in a sentence, but if we were to trust someone to marry the three, we’re counting on Chanel. We’re in Paris for an entire week of Chanel – more to be revealed in the days and weeks to come – and it all kicked off with the launch of the high jewellery collection “Flying Cloud”, named after the sailboat that Gabrielle Chanel and one-time lover the Duke of Westminster used to cruise in. Instead of the usual camellias, comets, lions and feathers that Gabrielle Chanel so loved, Chanel Joaillerie looked to yet another part of her vivid life – her penchant for the nautical. Sailors, boats, anchors, breton shirts, the works.

Nothing about the collection is literal, though. Nautical elements are there, but it takes a closer glance to see the story behind the pieces. A diamond cuff that slowly reminds you of a breton shirt with its gold button, or a pair of blue and silver earrings that you slowly realise are buoys, for instance. Elegant, but with a bit of a quirky side. A collection of coloured-stone rings that hark back to a sailor’s tattoos, but more feminine than roughish. Ropes and anchors, too, were points of inspiration, but moulded in ways that looked almost like a trick of the eye. It’ll take you more than a second’s glance to find them.

Of course, one cannot do a nautical-inspired collection without pearls and references to water. For the latter, our eyes lingered on a necklace covered in diamonds, blue stones and a single pear-shaped diamond. A little bird told us that the piece – priced at $1.5 million – has already been sold. Fuh-yancy.

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