Mademoiselle Chanel’s entire life revolved around Place Vendôme: she lived in the Ritz and her fashion atelier was a stone’s throw away on Rue Cambon. Chanel did not tie its fate to Mansion 18 until 1997, when it acquired premises for its creative studios for jewelry and watchmaking. It is also home to the brand’s watch and jewelry boutique designed by the celebrated Peter Marino. The interior references the figure of Mademoiselle: Coromandel screens, black lacquer, raised panels woven in gold, frames in gilded bronze, crystal, mirrors and panels of camellias. The House’s staff perfumer, Olivier Polge, has created an exclusive fragrance with intense notes of ambergris and a subtle hint of iris.

The main showcases are rightly dedicated to the high jewelry collection “1932”, which creative director Patrice Laguereau has dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the first and the only jewelry line created by the Great Mademoiselle herself.

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