L’Esprit du Lion
Gabrielle Chanel was born on August 19th, under the star sign Leo. Deeply tied to this sign, she embraced its symbolism and identified herself in its characteristics: “I am a Leo and, like a lion, I use my claws to prevent people from doing me harm but, believe me, I suffer more from scratching than from being scratched.” The image of this feline became her lucky charm and a source of constant inspiration, while also being the emblem and protector of the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of the city of Venice, a place that occupied a special place in Gabrielle Chanel’s heart. Her new collection presented in Paris, “L’Esprit du Lion”, includes 53 pieces of high jewelry, reminiscent of the models of lions she surrounded herself with – wood, silver, bronze, and alabaster – in her apartment on Rue Cambon. Molded in gold, diamonds, and precious stones, the king of the forest is the star of the pieces created by master jewelers at Maison Chanel.