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Embracing Elegance in Motion with Chanel’s Haute Joaillerie Sport Collection
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by Savoir Flair 3-minute read June 19, 2024

Jewelry that moves with you.

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Body awareness and freedom of movement have always been central to Gabrielle Chanel’s creations. Her iconic look, defined by a sporty allure, led her to establish a “Sport” atelier within her Haute Couture house as early as 1921. Fast forward to 2024, and Chanel unveils the Haute Joaillerie Sport collection, designed by Patrice Leguéreau, the Director of the Chanel Jewelry Creation Studio. This groundbreaking collection seamlessly blends elegance and performance, using exceptional gemstones and innovative design to celebrate the dynamic movement and allure of women.


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The Haute Joaillerie Sport collection is a testament to the beauty and passion of sport, embracing its challenges and triumphs. With a refined and streamlined aesthetic, the jewelry pieces echo the anatomical reality of the body much like sportswear. The chevron motifs evoke rhythm and speed, while tapered volumes and smooth contours emphasize a sleek, dynamic energy. Gabrielle Chanel’s symbols are reimagined in this sporty context, featuring elements like the number five in Chronometer typography, a lion in a coat of arms, and a star symbolizing victory. For the first time, the Chanel signature appears as an openwork imprint in Haute Joaillerie, highlighting the collection's innovative spirit.

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Technical savoir-faire is at the heart of this collection, introducing functional yet aesthetically pleasing elements. Connection systems create graphic flat surfaces, and quick-release fittings inspired by sports equipment become central design features. Iconic clasps such as a karabiner in the shape of the number five and a swivel clasp from the 2.55 bag are prominently displayed. The Chanel quilted motif is reinterpreted in openwork high-performance fabrics, forming a flexible mesh adorned with sport motifs. The collection also showcases a unique combination of precious and high-tech materials, such as aluminum in new colors, lightweight carbon fiber, and lacquer matching the hues of precious stones.


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Gemstones in the Haute Joaillerie Sport collection are unparalleled, with a vivid display of precious stones. A remarkable set of five Kashmir sapphires, the result of extensive research, stands out as a highlight. The collection uses two-tone and three-tone contrasts to enhance the stones’ colors, perfectly complementing the ergonomic designs. Through a blend of audacity, creative freedom, and technical mastery, the Haute Joaillerie Sport collection celebrates Chanel's historic sporty allure, offering creations that magnify body movement and elegance.

To mark the debut of the Haute Joaillerie Sport collection in Monaco, Chanel held a Gala Dinner at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, featuring House Ambassador Keira Knightley. The British actress dazzled in the Graphic Line necklace crafted from white gold, platinum, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and onyx, paired with matching Graphic Line rings. She wore a long dress in black and blue floral motif lace and sequined velvet, with a white silk tulle petticoat, and embellished with braids, along with a pink-beige bra-top from Chanel's Haute Couture SS24 collection. Click through the gallery below to view images from the occasion.

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