The 8°0 collection launched in 2016 to mark the Maison’s 80th anniversary is becoming ‘Chance Infinie’, an obvious choice of name. Reinforcing the name change, Valérie Samuel, the Maison’s Artistic Director and Vice-President, has also revived an idea that was favoured by her grandfather, Fred Samuel: inviting artists and designers to bring their own perspective to his world. This is what she asked Annelise Michelson to do, giving her a free hand to reinterpret Chance Infinie in a new sculptural, feminine, sensual style.
“I’ve long admired Annelise’s creative approach. Her style and the strong, conscious femininity expressed in her sculptural creations connects with me and matched the new design I had in mind for Chance Infinie, rounded, feminine, boldly proportioned and generously curved. This emphatic and contemporary XL-sized capsule amply restores the collection’s artistic credentials.”
“I was thrilled to immerse myself in the glamorous world of Fred Samuel, and to rethink the richly feminine curves of the figure of eight, the symbol of chance, joy and the infinite. I create jewellery pieces that are simultaneously sensual and powerful. They clothe women with remarkable strength.”