By Clare Phillips and Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni
Founded in 1780 in Paris, the Maison Chaumet became the most prestigious and sought-after jeweller in Europe under the patronage of the Empress Joséphine, wife of Napoléon. For nearly 250 years, Chaumet has specialized in tiaras of dazzling craftsmanship for powerful women including royalty, heiresses, celebrities, artists and modern businesswomen.
The spectacular and rarely seen tiaras in this book are presented thematically: Nature, Sky, Freeforms and Power, accompanied by essays from V&A jewellery curator Clare Phillips and fashion journalist Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni. Featuring more than 200 illustrations, including specially commissioned photographs, this is a stunning tribute to an enduring symbol of feminine majesty.
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