29 May, 2010

Collier de Chien

Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom adopted dog collar chokers, called collier de chien to cover a small scar on her neck. For state and formal occasions, though, she plastered herself from head to waist in necklaces, tiaras, ribbons, sashes, and brooches of pearls, diamonds, and other jewels. Her long strings of pearls became her signature look.