FASHION With Spencer doing its premières, Chanel and Mouawad show off their jewellery (and Chanel its haute couture), while Missoni, Tiffany & Co., and Mellerio dits Meller add volume to their offerings
Present and past
While Chanel has dressed Kristen Stewart at the Spencer première in Los Angeles, from its autumn–winter 2021–2 haute couture collection (specifically a black satin ribbon bandeau top, look 1, and a long black organza and lace flounced skirt with a black satin bow, look 21), and from its jewellery range (Comète Spinel necklace in 18 ct white gold with sinels and diamonds, and Coco Crush mini ring in 18 ct white gold with diamonds), in the movie itself, it was Mouawad that provided the jewellery.
The biopic, with Stewart in the lead role as Princess Diana, and set in one weekend over the Christmas during the early 1990s, is released in the UK and US on November 5.
In the trailer, some of Mouawad’s jewellery can be seen, including a blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring, with 1·82 ct of diamonds and 7·25 ct of sapphire, reminiscent of Lady Diana Spencer’s own engagement ring.
The fourth generation of the Mouawad family involved in the business, Fred, Alain, and Pascal Mouawad, said in a release: ‘Mouawad has an illustrious heritage in jewellery and watchmaking, and over the decades has been the choice for royalty and celebrities when seeking a unique statement piece or set of jewellery, as well as often being called on by royal protocol offices to create notable gifts to be presented to heads of state, presidents, and prime ministers. It has been a pleasure to work on Spencer, providing the jewellery for the role of an iconic princess known for her style as well as her powerful impact on the world.’
The Missoni Gioiello is one of the Italian brand’s new designs for autumn–winter 2021–2, featuring a chunky chain bracelet that’s in tune with current jewellery trends. You can choose from a champagne-toned bracelet, to ones that are mixed with silver and black links. The case measures 22·8 mm with a thickness of 8·5 mm, containing a Swiss movement. Available from November in Missoni stores, and at select retailers on- and offline.
Bold and brash
Tiffany & Co.’s HardWear bracelet takes one of the famed jeweller’s designs from 1971 and reinterprets it for the 2020s. The chunky appearance is in keeping with the bold, voluminous designs in fashion right now. Diameter is 19 mm, and it fits wrists up to 15·8 cm (6¼ in). Priced at US$1,575, and available at www.tiffany.com.
Mellerio dits Meller’s Les Muses collection features simpler (by the house’s standards) jewellery, such as this Le Petit Cactus Vanille ring, with five patterns, retailing for €2,700. The ring comprises one diamond at 0·06 ct, a second at 0·04 ct, a brown diamond at 0·14 ct, and a yellow diamond at 0·06 ct, set on pink gold. See www.mellerio.fr. •
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