“With this Mantle of Light, Boucheron pushes back the boundaries that separate jewellery from clothing.
It was entirely created on a dressmaker’s dummy to ensure perfect fit, drape and suppleness, and its elements are interconnected by a woven mesh of golden thread. From the chiselled cut of the overall piece to the delicacy of its twisted chains inset with diamonds, this Mantle of Light stretches the limits of jewellery-making further than ever.” –Bourceron
Claire Choisne, the brand’s creative director, says that the cape was “one of the most challenging developments” of the 26 Vendôme collection, likening the production process to haute couture fashion. “The idea was to create a piece that would be a jewel and a garment,” she says. “It’s a whole new challenge, a way of reinventing the work of the jeweller by creating the jewellery of tomorrow.”
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