PARIS-NEW YORK COLLECTION:
JEWELLERIES BY DESRUES
The House of Desrues found rich inspiration in Gabrielle Chanel’s taste for precious objects and costume jewellery, spelling out her name in some of their designs for the Métiers d’art collection. In their ateliers, they forged collars and earrings from hammered metal, setting them with pearly cabochons and bright lapis lazuli. Other precious styles feature fantastical renderings of sacred animals from the antiquities, like scarab beetles and serpents, accumulating in a collection of intricate and ornate cuffs, brooches, medallions and earrings.