Brands

  • Balenciaga
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Celine
  • Chanel

    Chanel

    Chanel History

    Here are some of the important stagesfrom "Mademoiselle" Chanel’s exceptional career: 

    - In 1910, she set up her workshop at 21, Rue Cambon - Paris.

    - Opening of a boutique in Deauville in 1913 that became the refuge of the chic during the First World War. Her policy was to offer a simplified wardrobe.

    - In 1915, opening of a second boutique in Biarritz.

    - In 1920 Gabrielle Chanel was inspired by Russia through the influence of her relationship with the Grand-duke Dimitri. 

    - From 1924 to 1931 she discovered the atmosphere of English comfort with the Duke of Westminster: tweeds, sweaters, and the male jacket.

    - In 1926, Miss Chanel brings the small black dress out of its sad role of mourning and funerals. This little black dress was baptised by American Vogue as “Chanel’s Ford" and so practical that it could be found in every wardrobe.  It is also around this time that Gabrielle Chanel created the foundations of her own style: She decorated her outfits with a multitude of fantasy baroque jewellery to break away from the severity of her outfits. Inspired by her personal treasures, it was mainly with Count Etienne de Beaumont, Madame Gripoix, and, after the Second World War, Robert Goossens that she made these different jewels. 

    - A wave of femininity then rose up after the 1929 slump that greatly participated in her international recognition (very fluid chiffon dresses, tulle and lace creations).

    - In 1921, launch of her first perfume created by Ernest Beaux, Chanel No.5 that became a best seller straightaway, and remains one to this day. 

    Until her death in 1971, Gabrielle Chanel strove to give the female body freedom of movement whilst remaining faithful to her overall conception of elegance...

    In 1983, the Chanel empire found its successor, Karl Lagerfeld. He had the intelligence to be in perfect harmony with his era (fulfilling the requirements of the younger clientele) as far as the form was concerned, whilst remaining faithful to the Miss Chanel’s thinking on fundamentals.

  • Christian Lacroix
  • Claire Deve
  • Coppola e Toppo
  • Dali
  • Delvaux
  • Dior

    Dior

    Story of Dior

    The company was founded in 1946 by Christian Dior

    The house of Dior is famous for its haute couture designs and for creating the 'New Look' that would influence the style of the fifties, and has become a leading luxury brand with a reputation for innovative style.

    Today the french luxury goods company is controlled by French businessman Bernard Arnault, who also heads LVMH, the world's largest luxury group.

    Sidney Toledano has been CEO since 1997.

    Read the whole story

  • Dries Van Noten
  • Emilio Pucci
  • Fendi
  • Givenchy
  • Gripoix

    Gripoix

    Gripoix Haute Couture Jewels, The House of Gripoix made jewels for many French Haute Couture Houses.  

  • Gucci

    Gucci

    Gucci History

    Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands, with a renowned reputation for creativity, innovation and Italian craftsmanship.

    Gucci is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in apparel and accessories that owns a portfolio of powerful luxury and sport and lifestyle brands.

  • Hermès
  • Iradj Moini
  • Isabel Canovas
  • Jacques Gautier

    Jacques Gautier

    JACQUES GAUTIER'S BIOGRAPHY (1924-2004)

    Jacques Gautier was born in 1924. In his younger days he designed textile printings for the Lyon silk manufacturers but this first activity was interrupted by the Second World War.

    Later on, he took interest in the technique of the ceramists and discovered in the French National Library the Renaissance enamels and the Venetian glass makers, the manufacturing secrets of whom have remained undisclosed. He then challenged himself to reinterpret these technical prowesses by adapting them to the trends of the contemporary fashion. he learned the know-how of metal and glass processing with the goldsmith François Hugo and he settled in 1952 in his first workshop, rue de Richelieu in Paris, where he remained until 1960.

    Jacques Gautier immediately started working for the French Haute Couture and his jewels indeed "paraded" with the dress shows of the couturiers of the period, particularly, Christian Dior, under the label of whom his creations were marketed for a time. On the dressmaker's death, Jacques Gautier opened a gallery rue Jacob, in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Près. He then regularly cooperated with Gérard Pipart who first created the Chloé's collections, later the Nina Ricci's. Marc Bohan, who was then Christian Dior's designer, also included his jewels in his fashion parades.

    For the "April in Paris" ball in New-York on 26th October 1966, he conceived electronic jewels, and it gained him a great popularity in the U.S. All these jewels were also shown in Paris by the Jerom Andrews Contemporary Ballet. Jacques Gautier participated in the 1967 in the Montreal World exhibition.

    In 1969, he designed a harem trouser suit with a bolero entirely composed of metal chains which made a sensation in the press. The critics qualified his inspiration as "erotico-barbarian". His creations were exhibited in Barcelona, in New-York and also in San Antonio (Mexico), Milan, Madrid and Brussels, in private galleries.

    All along such a career, the artist's wife Andrée Gautier never failed to encourage his inspiration. Thanks to her personality, energy and perfect taste, she used to wear with very special elegance the most spectacular jewels of her husband.

    Jacques Gautier being an ardent supporter of the Sacred Art, he designed in particular stained glass windows for the romansque church of Saint-Michel of Grimaud in 1975, and for the chapel of the Stanislas college in Paris in 1978, where he also made an enameled steel sculpture fort the baptistery of Saint-Marcel parish. He conceives as well mirrors, pictures and glass sculptures for private interior architecture.

    Jacques Gautier's works, the conception and achievement of which originate in one and single person, are expressed in a great independence of mind and, when unique objects are at stake, with a daring fancy inspired by the personality of the woman they were designed for.

    In 1999 was instead a retrospective exhibition in Musée des Arts Décoratifs dedicated to Jacques Gautier's artworks, made between the 50's and the 70's.

    https://katheleys.com/img/cms/JACQUES_Gautier-en.pdf

    We also invite you to visit the website of Jacques Gautier - http://www.jacquesgautier.fr/Biography.html

  • Jean Cocteau
  • Jean-Paul Gaultier
  • Kalinger
  • Karl Lagerfeld
  • Kenneth Jay Lane
  • Lanvin
  • Les Paruriers
  • Line Vautrin
  • Louis Vuitton

    Louis Vuitton

    Louis Vuitton History

    The Louis Vuitton label was founded by Vuitton in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France. Louis Vuitton had observed that the HJ Cave Osilite trunk could be easily stacked. In 1858, Vuitton introduced his flat-topped trunks with trianon canvas, making them lightweight and airtight.
    The label's LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses and books.


    1987 saw the creation of LVMH. Moët et Chandon and Hennessy, leading manufacturers of champagne and cognac, merged respectively with Louis Vuitton to form the luxury goods conglomerate.
    In 1997, Louis Vuitton made Marc Jacobs its Artistic Director.<17> In March of the following year, he designed and introduced the company's first "prêt-à-porter" line of clothing for men and women. Also in this year products introduced included the Monogram Vernis line, the LV scrapbooks, and the Louis Vuitton City Guide.


    By 2001, Stephen Sprouse, in collaboration with Marc Jacobs, designed a limited-edition line of Vuitton bags<10> that featured graffiti written over the monogram pattern. The graffiti read Louis Vuitton and, on certain bags, the name of the bag (such as Keepall and Speedy). Certain pieces, which featured the graffiti without the Monogram Canvas background, were only available on Louis Vuitton's V.I.P. customer list.


    In 2003, Takashi Murakami,<10> in collaboration with Marc Jacobs, masterminded the new Monogram Multicolore canvas range of handbags and accessories. This range included the monograms of the standard Monogram Canvas but in 33 different colors on either a white or black background. (The classic canvas features gold monograms on a brown background.) Murakami also created the Cherry Blossom pattern, in which smiling cartoon faces in the middle of pink and yellow flowers were sporadically placed atop the Monogram Canvas. This pattern appeared on a limited number of pieces. 

    On 4 November 2013, the company confirmed that Nicolas Ghesquière had been hired to replace Marc Jacobs as artistic director of women's collections.

    Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Vuitton

  • Mercedes Robirosa
  • Moschino
  • Others / Autres
  • Paco Rabanne
  • Pierre Cardin
  • Premier Etage Paris

    Premier Etage Paris

    Premier Etage Paris French brand made jewelry of very beautiful quality and with a strong design for different French designers and couture houses.

  • Robert Goossens
  • Roberta di Camerino

    Roberta di Camerino

    Roberta di Camerino has been created by Giuliana Coen (1921-2010). The label is a combination of Roberta taken from her favorite song "Smoke gets in your Eyes" and Camerino her husband's surname.

    Over the last fifty years, Roberta di Camerino handbags have played a leading role in the world of fashion. The bags themselves evoke stories, charachters and emotion.

    Roberta di Camerino were carried by celebrities such as Grace Kelly, Farrah Fawcett, and Elizabeth Taylor.

    With handbags renowned for their innovativeness: in 1946, she made a bag patterned with a trellis of R's, foreshadowing Gucci's G's; in 1957 she made woven leather bags before Bottega Veneta did, and in 1964, she made a handbag with an articulated frame that was later reproduced by Prada. Although being copied upset her Coco Chanel reassured her, telling her not to cry about being copied, but to 'cry the day they don't copy you.'

    In 1956, Giuliana Coen received the prestigious Neiman Marcus "Oscar of Fashion" Award. Although the different international awards she won, it was thanks to the Compasso d'oro award in 1979 that she entered the realms of those creators who have known how to revolutionize and improve the quality of objects.

    In 2008, the brand has been acquired by the Sixty Group.

    Read the whole story of the brand Roberto di Camerino on the official web site: www.robertadicamerino.com

  • Rochas
  • Schiaparelli
  • Sonia Rykiel
  • Unique Vintage

    Unique Vintage

    Buy online unique vintage bags and jewels that I select according to the shape, the quality, the colors combination, the beauty or originality.

  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • YSL

    YSL