Designer Figurals

posted on: Thursday, January 1, 2009

Chanel shocked the world in the 20's when she produced her iconic pot metal frog brooch, a bold departure from the tailored elegance that branded her collection. She claimed that jewelry shouldn't be made to make one look nice, it should be made to adorn. Her influence on the industry elevated the role of costume jewelry to that of major fashion accessories. Since then, every designer has used figurals as part of their oeuvres. Snakes, flowers, birds... here are a few delightful examples.


Steven M. Adami said...


Anonymous said...

Isn't it great to know that a major fashionista had the sense of humor to create such a fun pin!

Dan said...

I think that these are the best pets to have :)

ALoveofJewels said...

This is not from Coco Chanel's collection. It was made by Chanel Novelty in 1941 after which, they were forced to change their name (to Reinad). This is nothing more than a knock off of the elegant, quality piece made by Marcel Boucher.

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