Women Jewelry Designers – Coco Chanel

Coco perfume from Chanel

Introduction This edition of Women Jewelry Designers focuses on Coco Chanel.  Coco Chanel was a style icon who was known for her simple yet sophisticated outfits that could be paired with her outstanding accessories.  Her trademark suits and little black dresses are timeless designs. The nickname Coco came from a brief stint as a singer.…

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Women Jewelry Designers – Elsa Schiaparelli

Fashion design - dress form in studio

Elsa Schiaparelli was born in 1890. She was an Italian-born fashion designer who established an important couture house in Paris.  This couture house is still designing haute couture, jewelry, ready to wear, and fashion accessories.  Schaparelli was famous for her Surrealist fashions of the 1930s and for her witty accessories, such as a lucite collar…

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Women in Jewelry Design

My mother's Haskell like jewelry set

Women in Jewelry Design is my new blog series profiling women who design jewelry.  Miriam Haskell is our first designer.  She was born in 1899 in Tell City, Indiana and attended Chicago University.  In the 1920s Haskell moved to New York and she opened a jewelry store in the McAlpin Hotel in 1926.

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