Bonhams’ Upcoming Sale Spotlights A few of Chanel’s Biggest Hits – JCK

Coinciding with the “Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto” exhibition opening at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Bonhams Knightsbridge is internet hosting a Sept. 11–21 sale stuffed with Chanel tweeds, quilted luggage, CC emblem jewels, and extra.

“The public sale is good for these wishing to accumulate their first piece of Chanel or the seasoned collector trying so as to add to their assortment.” Meg Randell, Bonhams’ head of designer luggage and style within the U.Okay., mentioned in an announcement about subsequent month’s The Art of Luxury: Chanel sale. “We’re delighted to incorporate a variety of high fashion designs, initially created for the elite Chanel couture patrons.

“Chanel has lengthy been referred to as the identify behind the world’s most coveted fashion. Gabrielle Chanel created a number of the most iconic and stylish style statements, from the two.55 flap purse to the bouclé go well with, each of which have stood the check of time and proceed to garner intense curiosity at public sale,” Randell’s assertion mentioned.

Chanel jacket
Gabrielle Chanel high fashion jacket in gold-embroidered tweed on cream silk, estimate £500–£800

One standout from the sale is a one-of-a-kind piece designed by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel herself for fall/winter 1966–1967, with its unique Chanel label. The tailor-made jacket of gold-embroidered tweed on cream silk encompasses a Nehru collar and gold chain woven buttons, with black sew element accenting the collar and cuffs in addition to a cream silk lining with a gold chain hem. The jacket is anticipated to fetch between £500 and £800 ($632–$1,102).

Chanel earrings
Victoire de Castellane for Chanel No 5 gold-plated clip-back hoop earrings, estimate £1,200–£1,800

The unique designs don’t cease there. The sale additionally presents jewels by Victoire de Castellane for Chanel, together with a pair of oversize gold-plated earrings from spring 1987, that are anticipated to go for anyplace between £1,200 and £1,800 ($1,518–$2,277). Along with jewels and ready-to-wear, Bonhams’ sale contains loads of Chanel’s signature purse designs—in fact!

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Chanel CC emblem cuff bracelet in black resin with crystal, estimate £250–£350 ($316–$442)

The V&A Chanel exhibit opens Sept. 16.

Prime: Chanel jumbo double flap bag (circa 2003) in black lambskin with silver {hardware}, estimate £4,000-£6,000 ($5,062–$7,593)

Photos courtesy of Bonhams

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