Inspired by majestic headwear, Karl Lagerfeld's designs were brought to life in the historic Parisian millinery atelier of Maison Michel. For this single style, imagined in an array of tweeds, gold leather and black leather in the guise of crocodile skin, the master hatter cast an original mould with a high crown and folded brim.
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.
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