Ninety years ago, style leader Gabrielle Chanel created Bijoux De Diamants, the fashion house’s first high jewelry collection. In what was, at the time, an audacious approach by this visionary designer, she applied the principles of haute couture to the pieces — yellow and white diamonds enhanced by the greatest simplicity, designed to accentuate the movements of the body and the allure of a woman. Now, nearly a century after the debut of that first high jewelry collection, Patrice Leguereau, Director of Chanel Fine Jewelry Creation Studio, draws inspiration from her timeless pieces to tell a new tale, while preserving the celestial theme, the purity of the lines and the freedom of the body. Each piece embodies the traditional French savoir-faire process, made entirely by hand; Chanel.com.
Florida Grand Opera kicks off the 2023-24 season with a rousing performance of Giuseppe Verdi & Francesco Maria Piave’s La traviata, based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils.
With impeccable craftsmanship and an unwavering commitment to quality, Angela Horton’s designs encapsulate the allure of confident femininity.