"I was born under the sign of the Leo." - Gabrielle Chanel
In Chapter 10 of Inside CHANEL, the king of animals becomes the emblem of Gabrielle Chanel's personality: audacious, instinctive, passionate, radiant. For Mademoiselle, born August 19th under the fifth sign of the zodiac, the lion would become the sign of her destiny and a means of retying the broken threads of her life.
A favorite subject of CHANEL Fine jewelry, it roars from necklaces, pendants and brooches, as if to protect the secrets of Mademoiselle and watch over her, for all eternity. The lion is the spirit of Chanel.