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The luxury French jeweler Chaumet celebrates the beauty of tiaras with an exceptionally creative pop-up book featuring ten fairytales in mesmerizing dioramas.
Tiaras are symbols of power and sophistication that Chaumet has mastered throughout 240 years of history—crowning the beauty of prestigious clients, from Napoleon’s wife, Empress Joséphine, to contem-porary icons.
Celebrating their most emblematic examples, this exceptional piece of bookmaking features colorful illustrations and short stories. The ten tableaux, each highlighting one iconic Chaumet piece, invite readers to travel through space and time: strolling in the Malmaison garden with Napoleon and Joséphine; partying during the Roaring Twenties; wandering under the shade of Japanese cherry blossom trees; or dancing on a rooftop in contemporary Shanghai. Timeless and universal, the stories will appeal to a wide audience while intricate details of the laser-cut dioramas captivate the eye. An invitation to daydream, these scenes reflect an enchanting tale that readers can discover in one sitting or indulge in separately, according to their mood.
About the Author
Michèle Gazier was a literary critic before she began writing novels, which have won several literary prizes. Her latest publications include Silencieuse (Seuil, 2017) and Les Passantes (Mercure de France, 2020). Kristjana S. Williams is an Icelandic-born illustrator. She has illustrated several books including Alice, Curiouser and Curiouser to accompany the 2021 exhibition at the V&A Museum, London.
"The French jeweler Maison Chaumet has beencreating tiaras for more than 240 years. (Among their fans: Napoleon’s wife, Empress Joséphine.) This exquisite pop-up book features 10 fairy tales, each celebrating a different Chaumet piece. A magical feat of bookmaking that invites readers to “daydream.”" —PEOPLE