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© All Rights Reserved. Maison Goossens, 1990

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© All Rights Reserved. Maison Goossens, 1990

ROBERT GOOSSENS

Robert Goossens (1927-2016), goldsmith and jeweler, was a master craftsman with a rare talent and a genuine passion for his art.

When Gabrielle Chanel met Goossens in 1953, she was enchanted by his Baroque-style creations inspired by ancient jewelry in particular Byzantine and Egyptian.
When he revealed his creations influenced by Barbarian, Visigoth, and Etruscan jewelry, her immediate response was, "They are magnificent - if people ask where they came from we will say the excavations at rue Cambon!" She went on to commission furniture, chandeliers and mirrors from Goossens for her Paris apartment at 31 rue Cambon.

Robert Goossens produced for all the major fashion designers and could work wonders with any material, from metal, stone, and leather to rock crystal, ivory, tortoiseshell, enamel and wood.
He also taught his craft to his children. Patrick creates jewelry, while Martine specializes in decorative art pieces and all their work is hand-made.

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NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
HONORS KRISTEN STEWART

The Best Supporting Actress nomination at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards went to the actress and the Maison Chanel ambassador for her performance in the 2014 Olivier Assayas‑helmed movie “Clouds Of Sils Maria”.
For the event, she wore a black leather and lace skirt and top from the Paris in Rome 2015/16 Métiers d’Art collection, accessorized with a “Première” watch.
This awards ceremony, hosted by the New York Film Critics Circle, an American organization of film reviewers, honors the best films and performances of the previous year.

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GABRIELLE

Coco Chanel’s Christian name was Gabrielle. Born in Saumur on August 19, 1883, to parents Eugénie Jeanne Dévolles and Henri-Albert Chasnel, she was the second child in a family of six children: Julia-Berthe, Alphonse, Antoinette, Lucien and Augustin. She raised Julia-Berthe's son as if he were her own child and later was equally protective of his daughter, her great-niece and goddaughter, also named Gabrielle. She always carried a photo of her about her person.

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A SEASON IN COURCHEVEL

The Courchevel ephemeral boutique will open tomorrow.
Its décor is inspired by Korea that echoes the silhouettes and accessories of the 2015/16 Cruise collection shown in Seoul last May.
The High Jewellery creations will be exhibited in the boutique exclusively between 31st December and 11th January.

Chanel Boutique
ISBA Building
Courchevel 1850
From 12th December

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