Les Nouveaux Jeunes
Sometimes you just gotta have matching fingernails and accessories. “Mellerio jewellery is bespoke. We make whatever you want,” says Director of Communications Diane-Sophie Lanselle with suave understatement. “We’ve made jewellery for all the grand aristocratic families.” This vintage platinum set dates from the 1960s and is on display in the lower ground floor showroom. The House of Mellerio at 9 Rue de la Paix is an hôtel particulier of artistry and luxury: two floors of showrooms, a design studio, a workshop and offices. Best of all are the hidden archives. Deep in the darkness beneath the City of Light, priceless records of designs and clients are kept in temperature gauged perfection.