Jewelry Inspired by the Life and Legacy of Coco Chanel

For the top jewelry designer at Chanel, the fashion house’s founder is ‘the beginning of each new collection and new product.’

Patrice Leguéreau has designed a diverse range of pieces since he became the director of Chanel’s Fine Jewelry Creative Studio in 2009, but they always start with the same inspiration: the designs, lifestyle and personality of the brand’s founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel.

“This is the starting point, the base, the beginning of each new collection and new product,” Mr. Leguéreau (pronounced LE-gehr-oh) said in a phone interview from his Paris office in a Place Vendôme building that also houses a recently renovated boutique dedicated to Chanel’s fine jewelry and watches.


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