Chanel Coromandel Watch & Jewelry Exhibit Visit
On December 7th FACC luxury, fashion and beauty members had the pleasure of discovering the Chanel Coromandel jewelry and watch exhibition at their east 57th street flagship showroom. Inspired by the Coromandel screens that adorned Coco Chanel's homes in Paris and Lausanne, the collection includes 59 pieces. Tsavorite garnet, emeralds, tourmalines, red spinels, ruby beads and onyx are set in intricate motifs that invoke the rich colors of the screens and represent three themes: floral, fauna and mineral. On display for only 5 days, the New York City exhibit recreated the scenography of the June Grand Palais exhibit, before Haute Couture Week in Paris. At this exclusive event, guests were greeted by Charlie Brown, High Jewelry Regional Manager, who shared insights about the collection's inspiration and reiterated Coco Chanel's desire to empower women through jewelry that was more than costume and selected by themselves for themselves. FACC committee member and Chanel Executive Olivier Stip helped animated the discussion, introducing his role and Chanel's aspirations in this domain for the U.S. market. After a champagne toast and bites of macarons, the intimate group networked and admired the craftsmanship and intricacy of the collection.