Haute Couture Jewelry
- ISBN 9780500517703
- 27.00 x 21.00 cm
- Hardback with tipped on colour plate to front board (without jacket)
- 180 Illustrations, 168 in colour
- First published 2014
Since Robert Goossens met Mademoiselle Chanel in the 1950s, Goossens has become one of the most revered names in haute couture jewelry. Inspired by baroque and Byzantine art, the Goossens family has created fine jewelry for the world’s greatest couture houses
Robert Goossens worked with Coco Chanel in the 1950s, and went on to design jewelry for the world’s foremost fashion houses, pursuing notable collaborations with Balenciaga, Grès and Yves Saint Laurent.
As well as the emblematic rock crystal jewelry, baroque pearl brooches and Byzantine cuffs famously associated with Chanel, Maison Goossens’ designs combine real and faux gemstones, making fashion jewelry both precious and bold at once.
Robert’s son, Patrick, has reimagined many original Goossens styles, for Dior, Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton among others. Martine, his daughter, collaborates regularly with architect Peter Marino to decorate the interiors of the most famous couture houses in the world. Maison Goossens is now part of the stable of exceptional craft practitioners owned by Chanel’s Paraffection subsidiary.
Patrick Mauriès is a writer, publisher and collector. He is the author of many books, including Jewelry by Chanel, Cabinets of Curiosities and Fornasetti, all published by Thames & Hudson.