With its romantic canals and beauty at every turn, Venice instantly captures the heart of anyone who experiences it, and Gabrielle Chanel certainly fell under the city’s spell more than once. The newly released high jewelry collection from CHANEL, Escale à Venise, presents a tribute to Mademoiselle’s beloved destination.
Designed by jewellery creation studio director Patrice Leguéreau, the collection is composed of 70 pieces, each one designed as a contemporary interpretation of Venice’s artistic and architectural treasures.
The sculptural nature of the Eblouissante set, which features a transformable necklace and earrings, conjures the ornate façades of the city’s palaces and the polychromatic marble floors of churches. A rose gold and platinum base lays out a geometric pattern set with staggered baguette diamonds in a quilting motif dear to Mademoiselle Chanel’s heart.
The result is an aesthetic both powerful and delicate—a fitting ode to the city’s precious strength.