Chaumet Tiaras

Chaumet Tiaras : Divine Jewels

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Founded in 1780 in Paris, Chaumet quickly made history by becoming the official jeweller to Empress Josephine, soon turning the house into the most sought-after jeweller in Europe with a loyal and prestigious clientele, from empresses and queens to Maharajas. Tiaras, as social symbols and fashion accessories, are Chaumet's speciality and were particularly sought after throughout the centuries - from historical pieces created for royalty to strikingly modern Art Deco pieces crafted for wealthy 1920s flappers. Rarely seen and exhibited, the tiaras illustrated in this book are presented thematically ('Nature', 'Skies', 'Graphic Lines' and 'Power') and are introduced by two short essays: V&A jewelry curator Clare Phillips examines the history of tiaras through the centuries, while fashion expert Natasha Fraser focuses on their role in the history of fashion. Presented in a luxurious, slipcased package, Chaumet: Tiaras is a unique tribute to that most elite of jewels. It will be a must-have reference for lovers of luxury and high jewelry.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 250 x 330 x 35.56mm | 2,640g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 250 Illustrations, color
  • 0500210284
  • 9780500210284
  • 844,685

Table of contents

Chaumet: An Exquisite Legacy, by Clare Phillips * The Tiara: Power, Fashion and Magic by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni * Nature * Sky * Freeforms * Power * Timeline * Endmatter
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'Documents the undeniable magic of the tiara, the dazzling craftsmanship and remarkable artistry' - Tatler 'Dazzling' - Centurion 'A sweeping retrospective of the house's dazzling creations' - Vanity Fair '256 pages of tiara heaven' - JCK
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About Clare Phillips

Clare Phillips is a curator in the Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her publications include Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present and Jewels and Jewelry. Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni is the author of numerous books, including Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent and After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land. She was the European editor for Harper's Bazaar from 1999 to 2004.
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