A necklace and a bracelet: a unıque creatıon that unıtes art wıth technıque
Van Cleef&Arpels Zip collection pays homage to the world of couture in more than one way. Aside from recreating the zipper itself, the Maison has also realized filigree lacework, glittering bows, ruby ribbons and sumptuous tassels of precious stones, all honoring the craftsmanship of couturiers.
Renée Puissant, daughter of the Maison’s founding couple and Artistic Director at the time, was intrigued by a suggestion said to have been made by the Duchess of Windsor in the 1930s: transform the zip fastener into a jewel. In 1950, the Zip necklace was born. This beautiful piece cleverly converts into a bracelet when fully zipped.
Inspired by a zip fastener motif, the emblematic Zip Antique necklace can be worn as a necklace or as a bracelet.