The return of pearls was announced in the course of the last few years, but never like this year these gems were revalued and also used in the creations of the most famous international designers.

The last and suggestive Chanel fashion show for example was a real triumph of pearls!

Pearls on dresses, on hems, on necklines, pearls on models’ hair, on bags and everywhere possible…

Pearls always and of every measure for Valentino, Moschino and Luisa Spagnoli.

 

Chanel fashion show
Chanel fashion show

 

Pearls illuminate the face and accentuate femininity; not by accident did Coco make it one of her emblems, Elizabeth Taylor mentioned her pearl earrings to anyone who asked her which was her favorite piece of jewelry, Marilyn Monroe chose the Mikimoto pearl necklace for her divorce from Joe DiMaggio, queen Victoria wanted black ones for the funeral of her late husband, for Jackie Kennedy they were her inseparable gems, never inappropriate.

Pearls for the stars of the fifties and pearls also for the cinema…

We see it in two recent blockbusters: Anna Karenina and The Great Gatsby.

Both the films emphasize pearls as the most feminine and sought-after jewels by the women of that era.

The beautiful pearl jewelry worn by Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina were made by Chanel. Her lovely face adorned by splendid pearl earrings intensifies the emotions of many scenes of the film.

 

Anna Karenina Pearls Chanel
Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina

 

In The Great Gatsby on the other hand, pearls are associated with the wealth and opulence of that period. The main character Daisy Buchanan, played by Carey Mulligan, is noted for her weakness for beautiful things, thus there is no surprise that valuable jewels and dresses had an important role in the construction of the character.

 

Great Gatsby Pearls Tiffany
Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby

 

Pearls prove themselves once again, between fiction and reality, the undisputed protagonists of the woman of every period.

 

 

 

 

L.R.


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