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Spring Runway: Chains

Chain, chain, chain….

In the pursuit of statement making, chains have been popping up on the runways for the past couple of years, in both accessories and garments. Beginning with more glam looks including buckles, the trend has refined itself becoming edgier with drop chains, chainmaille and biomorphic metals.

Pauline Trigere Gild Chainmaille Bibb Necklace

FRANCE
1960s
This is a great looking iconic Bibb Necklace.

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Biomorphic Pendant by Michael Good

UNITED STATES
20th Century
This modern sculptural pendant would work on a gold chain, pearls or velvet cord.

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Iconic Paco Rabbane Bag with Unusual Clip

FRANCE
Still modern and contemporary some fifty years later. This aluminum interlocking disc chainmaille bag has a drop of 13 1/2 “. The original metal tag is attached.

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Paco Rabbane Chain Maille Belt

FRANCE/ITALY
This is a wonderful belt. It looks great worn on the waist or worn low on the hips depending on your size. It measures 33 3/4 inches long and is 3 1/2 inches high.

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Paco Rabanne for Wahlborg Gold Link Handbag

HONG KONG
1970s
This is a wonderfully designed bag. Not only is the circular pattern of the links interesting, but so is the double link shoulder strap. *Measurements* 9 “w x 6 “h x 1 1/8 “d when closed. The chain has an approximate 17 ” drop.

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Ursula Hammil Hand Hammered Sterling Silver Necklace

UNITED STATES
20th Century
This necklace is great looking, easy to wear, unusual and fun. Each element of the chain is hand hammered. This piece measures approximately 15 inches in legnth. The drop is 2 3/4 inches.

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