Bijoux-Bijoux! Costume Jewellery from Chanel to Dior

13 October 2018–27 January 2019

Exhibition Overview


Collar necklace of nickel silver and volcano rhinestones, Henkel & Grosse for Christian Dior, 1962.

The Kunstgewerbemuseum is showcasing masterpieces of costume jewellery dating from 1930 to 2007, with around 500 objects from the Gisela Wiegert Collection – all celebrated designs from major fashion houses and renowned designers such as Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, and William de Lillo – in Berlin for the very first time. Beginning with the relatively sober styles of the late 1920s and early 1930s as well as the playful creations of Miriam Haskell, the exhibition draws a connection to the audacious and sumptuous parures of the present.

(© Hartmut Springer, Gronau. Photo courtesy of Kunstgewerbemuseum.)

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