established in 2015
Charlotte Chesnais originally studied fashion design, but transitioned to jewelry making when her then-boss, Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière requested she create a collection of bijoux for the 2009 fall/winter show. Afterward, she went on to lead the jewelry line for Balenciaga during Ghesquière’s tenure at the house (creating iconic pieces such as the gold knuckle rings), before leaving to work with labels such as Maiyet, Kenzo, and Paco Rabanne.
In 2015, she launched her own namesake line in Paris, where her bondage-esque bracelet and celestial-inspired hoop earrings have become favorites among the fashion set. Influenced by the work of Constantin Brancusi and Alexander Calder, Chesnais’s designs are based primarily on movement and organic shapes.