When a person who has experienced a rare experience is tired of the one you just Shared, you know it’s special. The day after its launch, Chanel’s latest haute jewelry series, flying clouds and Frederick Grangie, the President of watches and haute jewelry, were relieved. “We ate last night at La Pausa dinner may never happened,” said Grangie, when we are in the Coco Chanel (Coco Chanel) recently in Monaco (French Riviera) near Roquebrune – Cap – Martin to repair a new home,. “Last night was an unforgettable experience for 108 people.”
Is not to say that people are no longer to chanel, but Grangie pointed out that they are unlikely to custom under the canopy of outdoor activities, the inspiration from the yacht chanel lover have Flying Cloud sail, the duke of Westminster and collection of inspiration. It was an unforgettable night.
It began on a seaside path in Monaco and reached La Pausa, a hillside villa built in 1929. At the gate of the single-lane driveway, we met two serious people wearing earphones. They checked our papers and suitcases before we were allowed admittance. I was immediately drawn to the stone steps as we walked into the convent and the foyer of the small house, where the stone was inspired by the inspiration of her childhood Aubazine monastery. Chanel’s silhouette projected onto the wall, echoing the famous portrait on the steps.
After the required selfie time, I walked into the adjacent room displaying the collection. Each room was decorated with sailboats, sleek black suits and security guards. I always thought it was the perfect scene for a European film about Jason statham’s jewelry robbery.
The next day Grangie told me that the biggest challenge was to arrange millions of euros in receipts. “A year ago when we first started discussing this problem, most people say it is not possible, the insurance company for this idea is really very sad, and it is very difficult when I really out of date, I mean, very not happy,” he said with a smile.
But Grangie is not one to be denied. This collection will be exhibited in La Pausa. The company bought the property two years ago, and the subject has been identified. “The idea came from a photograph of Gabrielle Chanel in the flying cloud,” he recalls. “It inspired our design studio because we never explored this era. Obviously, we should take this series to a place in southern France where gabriel is probably the happiest place. ”
The navigation theme of the Flying Cloud series is reflected in the rings, bracelets and necklaces of gold, lapis, diamond and beaded lifebuoy. The brooch and the cuffs have mariners style sapphire stripes and sailor tattoo rings. My favorite is a platinum necklace made from 49 round diamonds and 2823 bright cut diamonds. “Oh, that man is gone,” Grangie told me, adding that most of the collection has been sold to women who are mainly buying for themselves. These fashions, rich women would agree with Chanel’s view that “luxury is a necessity that needs to be stopped”.