Murder on Embassy Row (Capital Crimes Series #5)

Murder on Embassy Row (Capital Crimes Series #5)

by Margaret Truman

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Haute couture jewelry from Goossen’s, one of the most revered names in the field

Goossens is one of the most prestigious names in haute couture jewelry of the last half century. Robert Goossens worked with Coco Chanel in the 1950s, cultivating an original style inspired by baroque and Byzantine art. He went on to design jewelry for the world’s foremost fashion houses, pursuing notable collaborations with Balenciaga, Gres, and Yves Saint Laurent. As well as the emblematic rock crystal jewelry, baroque pearl brooches, and Byzantine cuffs famously associated with Chanel, Goossens’ designs combine real and faux gemstones, making fashion jewelry both precious and bold at once. Robert’s son, Patrick, has reimagined many original Goossens styles for Dior, Alexander McQueen, and Louis Vuitton among others. Martine, his daughter, collaborates regularly with architect Peter Marino to decorate the interiors of the most famous couture houses in the world. The Goossens family upholds the meticulous standards of the house, now part of the stable of exceptional craft practitioners owned by Chanel’s Paraffection subsidiary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062391759
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Series: Capital Crimes Series , #5
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 240,277
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Patrick Mauriees is a Paris-based writer of many notable titles on fashion and design. Among his previous books are Maison Goossens: Haute Couture Jewelry, Jewelry by Chanel, and
Androgyne, all published by Thames & Hudson.

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Murder on Embassy Row (Capital Crimes Series #5) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Get pulled into the lives of the well fleshed out and believable characters. Intelligently written with depth to story and characters
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TGPistole on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I do enjoy reading about the details of Washington DC that only an insider like Truman can provide. The story itself is engaging as are the main characters. A good read.