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CRUISE 2009/10

The plastron, making of an emblematic piece of the collection

"I love the idea of Venice, but in this collection I combined several genres that have influenced the history of Venice. For example, I used the Renaissance, with its colours and paintings." Karl Lagerfeld, May 2009.

Karl Lagerfeld has taken pleasure in revisiting the influences of the Renaissance for Cruise 2010, in particular those that contributed to the art of jewellery - an art that fascinated Gabrielle Chanel several decades earlier. She was, in the early 1920s, the first designer to offer costume jewellery in her store on 31 rue Cambon, in order to set off the simplicity of the clothing that she was designing.


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