You know the saying "Great things come in small packages"? Oftentimes those words of wisdom apply to all things Chanel — the designer's tweed stitching, tiny bottles of perfume, and delicate pearls. Well, for the first time ever the French house is getting the go-big-or-go-home treatment, via a Steinway & Sons piano.
CustomMade artisan Gene Korolev crafted the $250,000 instrument in his North Hollywood studio. Embellished with a hand-painted silhouette of Coco herself, 48,500 brilliant-cut, inlaid cubic zirconium (the phony jewels are quite fitting since the designer favored costume pieces over the real deal!), and painted a deep red in honor of her ever-popular rouge, the homage is unlike any other in the history of opulent odes. Did we mention that it comes with a custom upholstered bench and can be played wirelessly using your iPad? The entire package, like a 2.55 purse!
Photo: Courtesy of Steinreich