GOOSSENS – Spring-Summer 2018 Collection
Years of expertise and a relentless pursuit of excellence: founded in 1950, the goldsmith Goossens has melted the precious dreams of Couture designers into gold, bronze or silver and transformed them into exceptional jewelry and ornaments.
From an early age, Robert Goossens was introduced to metal crafting by his father, who owned a foundry in the Marais in Paris. His first steps as an apprentice led him to the workshops of the great Parisian silversmiths and jewelers, where he learned the art of jewelry in all its forms.
Goossens’ reputation spread like a golden wildfire: Balenciaga, Grès, Rochas, then Yves Saint Laurent gave him orders for totally surrealistic jewelry and cutting-edge accessories. Then Guerlain, Marc Bohan for Dior, Jean-Louis Scherrer and Sonia Rykiel in turn asked him for jewelry and perfume bottles.
Perpetuating this know-how and the renown of Goossens is now the mission of Patrick and Martine, the founder’s two children: “What we do is not high jewelry or simple fashion jewelry. Our creation only exists through our free expression and outspokenness, and the fact that we have been able to direct our classical training toward imagination and fantasy. And this demand for quality, this excellence, will continue to be our trademark.
In 2005, the Goossens ateliers joined Chanel’s Maisons d’Art.
Photographs by Anne Combaz for GOOSSENS