The simplest element of couture made precious. The Liane collection's smooth flow of braided gold evokes a feminine setting, where beauty shines through the natural simplicity of lines. We can almost hear the soft whisper of a silk dress, an elegant backdrop for these distinctive pieces. Each piece features a combination of bold stones, bringing light to the twists and turns of the Liane creations.
This motif first appeared in 1946, a period of renewed enthusiasm for femininity and elegance in fashion. Inspired by the gold of the Cordes design, its sensual curves fall across sophisticated outfits, and its brilliance is enhanced with carefully selected gems.
The adjustable clasp and subtle asymmetry of the Liane necklace is just one way the collection plays with the codes of the time.
We can sense how these pieces are infused with history. The intricate braids may remind us of the delicate threads used in lacework. Yet the necklaces' timeless style still enhances the graceful silhouettes of today.
Remarkably fluid and pleasing to the touch, braided gold has lent itself to multiple creations over the decades. The bracelets, earrings and secret watches of the Maison's past are succeeded today by the refined elegance of the Liane necklace.
Cords necklace, 1951, yellow gold
Ludo Cords bracelet retail card, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives