Original 1990s Chanel statement gold and black leather chain earrings. These earrings are a very substantial drop earring designed around one of the Fashion House's most iconic looks - the black leather chain strap. The chain links are non-articulated and feature a large tear shaped hanging faux pearl dangle. Each earring is fully signed and dated to the reverse on an oval cartouche. This pair date from Season 23 which was the first jewellery collection designed by Victoire de Castallane. She was brought in by then newly appointed creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, and worked on both the costume and fine jewellery collections until 1998. She now heads up Dior fine jewellery collections.
Total length of earring is 4.5" (11cms), width of leather weave element is 5/8" (1.5cms).
These earrings are in excellent vintage condition with only very minor signs of wear. There are a few tiny nicks and very fine surface scratches to the pearls with minuscule wear to the gold. They look fabulous on without a heavy feeling as the clips are well set. You would have to look very closely to see any fault in these and certainly they can't be seen when worn. De Castallane's early Chanel pieces are particularly sort after and these are for the connoisseur or serious collector of fine costume jewellery. They represent an important period in Chanel's history.
These will come with a Chanel box.
Chanel - Runway - Ready To Wear Fall/Winter 1990-1991
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH: Yasmeen Ghauri walks the runway during the Chanel Ready to Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 1990-1991 in March, 1990 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
ARCHIVE - 1990s Chanel Long Black Leather and Chain Earrings
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