“les perles ne font pas le collier; c’est le fil”when Gustave Flaubert wrote these words to Louise Colet he certainly did not have our jewels in mind, yet nothing better describes the idea that inspires all the Centopercentocachemire collections: the thread and the weft bind and hold together tactile sensations distant from each other, such as cashmere’s warmth and softness with stone’s and pearl’s polished coldness. The thread and the weave bind couture and jewel, making the distinction between accessory and clothing uncertain.