Here is a genuine hang tag: Markings Since the 1920's, the House of Chanel has been producing some of the highest quality costume jewellery in the world, utilising the skills of some of the most famous and accomplished jewelers, including Augustine Gripoix, the Duke of Verdura, Robert Goossens, and Victoire de Castellane.
I have been asked many times to advise on how to spot fake Chanel jewellery, especially now that it is so popular and expensive.The obvious reply is to handle as much vintage Chanel as you can - but this is not exactly practical for most people!The plaque lost all reference to date, and simply shows 'CHANEL' along the top of the plaque, the CC symbol at the centre, and 'MADE IN FRANCE' BELOW.Pieces bearing this tag were produced for Season 1990/91.The plaque is usually attached directly to the item of jewellery, or appears in the form of an oval hangtag.
After 2000, some new elements have been introduced, such as the annual Cruise collection, denoted by a C instead of an A or P.
If you know Chanel well it is easier to spot a fake - the weight must feel substantial, the workmanship is of the highest class, and the signature must be authentic (see below).
If you pick up a piece of Chanel vintage jewellery it must not feel light or tinny, I was once shown a supposed Chanel necklace that seemed to have all the correct markings but it felt very light and when the charms knocked together it sounded like a cheap wind chime!
The plaque itself was usually an oval or round hangtag, or it was attached directly onto the piece. It is similar to the previous plaque, except for the fact that the year now appears at the bottom, and the 'Made in France' has disappeared.
This is the period during which Karl Largerfeld was appoint as head designer and he sought consciously to evoke the style and quality of Chanel's iconic designs, while giving them a modern aesthetic.
The show sees a singleton pick a date from a line-up of six people – but their prospective dates appear in the studio without any clothes on.