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Miles Chapman Stays Connected

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Miles Chapman always had a good visual eye as an editor (he helped Tina Brown reinvent Vanity Fair), but he claims he’s “as surprised as anyone” by his new incarnation as a jewelry designer. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he needed to do “something fiddly” to keep his fingers nimble, so he started breaking up and re-configuring the silver chains he’s been collecting from flea markets for years. Close friend Stephen Jones took one look at the result and carted them off to Dover Street Market, where they’ve been selling well since their debut last month. “I’d sort of given up because of Parkinson’s,” says Chapman, “and now I’m bubbling over with ideas. I made 30 in a weekend.” There are chains to suit all sorts, priced from £350 (around $575), each of them unique. One comes with corgi charms that “walk” down a chain that links a tiny Buckingham Palace and a crown, while another, dubbed Trouvé, recycles the beautiful watch chains of nineteenth-century dandies. There’s also a practical range, from which to dangle keys or specs, and Chapman is already on to bracelets as well as delicate bondage chains commissioned by Coco de Mer. As for availability, fairy godfather Jones insists Chapman’s creations will soon be selling “everywhere.”

Photo: Courtesy of Miles Chapman

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  1. flyinghigher says:

    Looking forward to seeing that style sliver chain to market. Like it very much ! http://www.bag-boss.com/cheap_wholesale/Chanel_bag_5.html

  2. JohnAgee says:

    You’re kidding, right? The emperor’s new clothes…..

  3. RossiInRotterdam says:

    Love this poetic work, really b’ful.
    Is it for sale on-line?

  4. judenz says:

    Miles, do you have any connection with Australia or New Zealand? It is a long story x

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