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In the 50s and early 60s, many of Chanel's costume jewelry pieces were designed by the young and talented Robert Goossens.Many of the pieces from this time period are marked simply as CHANEL, usually stamped directly on the piece itself.Pieces designed by de Castellane circa 1986 to 1992 are identifiable by their oval signature plate.
The CHANEL is accompanied on either side by copyright and registration trademark.
Circa 1986 through 1992: Karl Lagerfeld was appointed the creative director and head designer for Chanel in 1983.
Shortly thereafter, he hired Victoire de Castellane to oversee the designs for Chanel's costume jewelry, where she remained until 1998 .
As previously, much of her costume jewelry was designed and produced to accompany her clothing.
Along with the chains she used on the hems of her jackets to weight them properly, necklaces, earrings and brooches (most notably the camelia flower) were included and sold with each outfit.