“When we first visited the house it looked like an impossible challenge to show the collection here, but that was always the intention.
The shutters, painted a specific shade of weathered blue, provide the only hint of colour to the building itself, which is otherwise austere in beige and white.
The decorative wooden panelling she installed enhances otherwise bare rooms dating chanel jewellery.
Not the sort of sailing that requires waterproof trousers and jackets of yellow rubberised canvas, of course – more the Breton-stripe t-shirt, creamy cable-knit jumper, espadrilles-and-a-tan sort.
Fake is not chic – we have got a new Chanel tweed to stop copies – but fake fur is.
Striped with rows of sapphires, these precious epaulettes add an element of sport to an otherwise simple pearl necklace, as do the carved lapis lazuli buoys acting as hinges on lariat-style pearl strands.