22 March 2021

Bulgari, "Serpenti through the eyes of" Mary Katrantzou

The jeweler Bulgari has entrusted the third “Serpenti through the eyes of” to Mary Katrantzou, a Greek fashion designer well known to the maison – in 2019, its high jewelry pieces adorned dresses at her fashion show at the Acropolis. She draws on the theme of metamorphosis to reinterpret bags with a clasp featuring a snake’s head. Two are in leather, one with a sublime handle featuring an undulating body, while the other has been exquisitely embroidered with pearls. On the flap of the bag, the famous snake head in enamel lies at the center of a coiled body fragmenting into a cloud of  butterflies…. These insects, omnipresent in Mary Katrantzou ‘s work, fuse with reptile of the Italian jeweler, who is of Greek origin. In the ultimate metamorphosis: the snake head becomes the bag, the two merging into a single minaudiere. A remarkable work.

  • Bvlgari x Mary Katrantzou - "Serpenti Metamorphosis" bag in leather

  • Bvlgari x Mary Katrantzou -"Serpenti Metamorphosis" bag in leather

  • Bvlgari x Mary Katrantzou - "Serpenti Metamorphosis" bag

  • Bvlgari x Mary Katrantzou - Embroideries on the "Serpenti Metamorphosis" bag

  • Bvlgari x Mary Katrantzou - "Serpenti Metamorphosis" minaudiere

  • Bvlgari x Mary Katrantzou -"Serpenti Metamorphosis" minaudiere

  • Bvlgari x Mary Katrantzou - Natalia Vodianova "Serpenti Metamorphosis" minaudiere

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