Returning from Venice with a newfound passion for Byzantine art, Gabrielle Chanel used it as a rich, bold source of inspiration that is reflected in her haute couture designs and extravagant jewelry pieces.
This season, the iconic Les 4 Ombres palette by Chanel has been reinvented in the form of sumptuous finery for the eyes, in a Baroque spirit inspired by the jewelry preserved by the House’s Heritage Department. The look is powerful, sophisticated, and bold.
The effect of hammered gold, a gleaming sparkle like that of precious stones, saturated pigments: Les 4 Ombres Byzance palettes embody a baroque attitude, one that is deeply ingrained in the design codes defined by Gabrielle Chanel, adorning the eyes with Byzantine splendor with this limited edition.
Parure baroque – A jewel-toned palette in which deep shades of ruby red and emerald green are magnified by the luster of an antique gold and the iridescence of a pearl white top coat.
Parure impériale – A sense of opulence is conveyed through the glamour of a yellow sapphire and the purple dazzle of a garnet, which are complemented by a red quartz and enhanced by a subtle rose gold top coat with a silver sheen.
Parure venitiènne – A mysterious play of contrasts between a coral carnelian, beige gold, and brown amber, accentuated by the glistening sea green shimmer of a moonstone top coat.
Parure Cristal – A combination of soft opal and quartz hues, from a delicate pink to a mesmerizing taupe, that are elevated by a pearlescent sky blue top coat.