Chanel Russian collection

The double-headed eagle is made of platinum with diamonds. Rare shield-cut diamonds and briolette-cut diamonds are a fitting setting for the majestic patron bird.
The double-headed eagle is made of platinum with diamonds. Rare shield-cut diamonds and briolette-cut diamonds are a fitting setting for the majestic patron bird.

Russia played an important role in the work of Mademoiselle Chanel.

She got acquainted with Russian art at the very beginning of the 20th century, before a significant part of the Russian intelligentsia emigrated to Paris after the 1917 revolution.

The famous “Russian Seasons” brought by Sergei Diaghilev made a real sensation in Europe. Russian ballets and theatrical performances made it possible to plunge into the mysterious and unknown culture of distant and cold Russia.

Wide bracelets were Gabrielle Chanel's favorite piece of jewelry.
Wide bracelets were Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite piece of jewelry.

Gabrielle Chanel, as a person of art, was fascinated by the new culture with which she had a chance to get to know. She was close friends with the Russian intelligentsia. She watched how Russian dancers delighted the Parisian audience, showing all the beauty, sophistication and soulfulness of Russia.

Gabrielle was friends with Sergei Diaghilev, they were very similar – they were equally passionate about their work.

Sarafane transformable jewelry can be worn as a tiara and as a necklace
Sarafane transformable jewelry can be worn as a tiara and as a necklace

In 1922, the first “Russian” collection of Coco Chanel was born

The collection reflects Russian folk motives. The Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna was directly involved in the creation of this collection. She, along with her brother, Grand Duke Dmitry, emigrated to Paris, where they met Gabrielle Chanel. Coco Chanel had a romantic relationship with Grand Duke Dmitry (cousin of Nicholas II) and after this romance she created the CUIR DE RUSSIE fragrance.

Gabrielle Chanel in Biarritz, France, with Grand Duke Dmitry Pavlovich, 1924
Gabrielle Chanel in Biarritz, France, with Grand Duke Dmitry Pavlovich, 1924
Gabrielle Chanel, surrounded by friends, including the composer Igor Stravinsky and the star of the legendary troupe Russian Ballets Serge Lifar
Gabrielle Chanel, surrounded by friends, including the composer Igor Stravinsky and the star of the legendary troupe Russian Ballets Serge Lifar

Coco Chanel tried to help talented people who found themselves in a difficult situation in emigration. She was friends with Igor Stravinsky and provided him and his family with her country house in order to somehow make his life easier and not let his creativity fade away.

Friendship with the Russian intelligentsia and acquaintance with the rich culture of the northern country, formed into an unusually rich and colorful Russian Chanel collection. In it we see festive elements of traditional, folk costumes and imperial luxury, sincere and fabulous motives of Russia.

The Russian collection can be conditionally divided into two parts:

  • one part is permeated with folklore motives and reminds us of a traditional Russian costume;
  • the second part is the imperial style, in which we see elements of the imperial regalia.

The inspiration for the creation of the Le Paris Russe de Chanel collection, according to the creative director of Chanel, was the life and work of Mademoiselle Chanel, and we can see what impression the culture of a distant northern country had on her at one time.

Chanel Russian collection products
Ring from the Roubachka set
Ring from the Roubachka set
Necklace and ring from the Roubashka set, Le Paris Russe de Chanel
Necklace and ring from the Roubashka set, Le Paris Russe de Chanel
Necklace from the set Motif Russe
Necklace from the set Motif Russe
Ring from the Motif Russe set
Ring from the Motif Russe set
Earrings from the set Motif Russe
Earrings from the set Motif Russe
Earrings from the Roubachka set
Earrings from the Roubachka set
Bracelet from the Motif Russe set
Bracelet from the Motif Russe set
Ble Maria tiara, yellow and white gold, pink spinel, spessartines, tourmalines, diamonds
Ble Maria tiara, yellow and white gold, pink spinel, spessartines, tourmalines, diamonds
Ble Maria brooch with spinels, garnets, yellow sapphire, tourmalines and diamonds in white and yellow gold
Ble Maria brooch with spinels, garnets, yellow sapphire, tourmalines and diamonds in white and yellow gold
Chanel Russian collection. The flexible design of Sarafane jewelry allows complete freedom of movement. The technique of pearl graining is used to create the effect of Russian beadwork, where each miniature
The flexible design of Sarafane jewelry allows complete freedom of movement. The technique of pearl graining is used to create the effect of Russian beadwork, where each miniature “bead” of the frame is made exclusively by hand.
Chanel Russian collection. Aigle Cambon ring, white gold, diamonds
Aigle Cambon ring, white gold, diamonds
Chanel Russian collection. Ble Gabrielle bracelet, yellow and white gold, diamonds
Ble Gabrielle bracelet, yellow and white gold, diamonds
Chanel Russian collection. Ble Gabrielle earrings, yellow and white gold, diamonds
Ble Gabrielle earrings, yellow and white gold, diamonds
Chanel Russian collection. Ble Gabrielle ring, yellow and white gold, diamonds
Gabrielle ring, yellow and white gold, diamonds
Chanel Russian collection. The Sarafane necklace and earrings are inspired by Russian embroidery that Chanel used to decorate models from her collections. The design in the form of camellias made of diamonds and pearls, as if descended from embroidered Russian sundresses, frames an absolutely colorless and without internal inclusions striking central round-cut diamond weighing 10.18 carats.
The Sarafane necklace and earrings are inspired by Russian embroidery that Chanel used to decorate models from her collections. The design in the form of camellias made of diamonds and pearls, as if descended from embroidered Russian sundresses, frames an absolutely colorless and without internal inclusions striking central round-cut diamond weighing 10.18 carats.
Chanel Russian collection. Folklore earrings are a jewelry interpretation of colorful embroidery on Russian national costumes. The model is lacquered in scarlet, Gabrielle Chanel's favorite color, and decorated with tsavorites, orange garnets, blue and pink sapphires, diamonds and pearls.
Folklore earrings are a jewelry interpretation of colorful embroidery on Russian national costumes. The model is lacquered in scarlet, Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite color, and decorated with tsavorites, orange garnets, blue and pink sapphires, diamonds and pearls.
Chanel Russian collection. Médaille Solaire Bracelet
Médaille Solaire Bracelet
Chanel Russian collection. Médaille Solaire ring.
Médaille Solaire ring.
Chanel Russian collection. Necklace Médaille Solaire
Necklace Médaille Solaire
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