This month, the mesmerizing pieces of Chanel’s Sous le Signe du Lion High Jewelry collection will be traveling to Dubai where they will be showcased at the CHANEL Watches and Jewelry boutique at the Dubai Mall. Artfully rendered and depicting a magnificent subject matter, the collection expresses the breadth and creativity CHANEL High Jewelry.
“I was born under the sign of the Leo,” said Gabrielle Chanel. Born on the 19th of August, 1883 – a date which make her a Leo – Gabrielle Chanel surrounded herself with models of lions in wood, silver, bronze or alabaster for her apartment at 31 rue Cambon. The symbols used within many of her collections as well as her jewelry reveals how attached she was to signs, symbols and numbers. She loved to surround herself with all kinds of objects and lucky charms.
The king of the zodiac, and also representative of Chanel’s star sign, both solar and majestic, the lion occupies a particular place in Gabrielle Chanel’s imaginary world. The spirit of CHANEL,the lion became a timeless biographical seal on numerous of her creations. “August 19th is my birthday,” she once said. “I was born under the sign of Leo. I am a Leo and, like a lion, I use my claws to prevent people from doing me harm, but, believe me, I suffer more from scratching than from being scratched.” And hence this collection, meticulously crafted and with a enchanting aesthetic, represents one of Chanel’s greatest symbols.
CHANEL Watches and Jewelry Boutique is located in The Dubai Mall. Tel: +971 43827100.