Coco’s Camellia - The Story Behind Chanel’s Iconic Symbol


Coco Chanel is a style icon. Her chic, monochromatic designs revolutionised the world of fashion and her much-loved camellia flower motif became the instantly recognisable symbol of the brand. In this episode of Sotheby’s Stories, discover how a performance of Alexandre Dumas’ La Dame aux Camélias inspired Chanel to wear the flower herself, as well as use it in her clothes and jewels. The featured Chanel Camellia Bracelet is reminiscent of one of Coco’s 1933 designs, and is just one of many highlights in our upcoming sale Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels (13 November | Geneva). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s Videos.

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