The high jewellery Les Blés de Chanel collection, inspired by wheat, celebrates for the first time this fundamental element of Coco Chanel’s world, following the life cycle of what with 62 high jewellery pieces.
Coco Chanel’s innate fondness for wheat might have something to do with her date of birth. Born on the 19th of August, it coincided with the harvest festival, a celebration held at the end of the summer when harvests were plentiful.
Often, she would hear her father call it “my good wheat” and that expression resounded with her all her life. So it’s safe to say the symbol of prosperity and abundance, which eventually turned into one of her lucky charms, never left her.