10 July 2017
This exhibition is the first since 1991 to be devoted to the remarkable work of Hubert de Givenchy. These cocktail dresses, coats and trouser suits have little use for jewelry: this may seem surprising, but let’s remember that before the 1990s fashion designers did not offer them in their collections. With one exception: the little black dress adorned with a necklace that was worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Thanks to the director Blake Edward’s long takes, these strings of white pearls are today inscribed in the collective memory.
Until December 31st, 2017 at the Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode, Calais, France.
Jewelry designer Alexandra Jefford created a series of gold rings with crafted knots of colored Smythson leather.
Like fashion designers before them, jewelers are developing whole creative worlds. Foundrae’s designer, Beth Bugdaycay, has dreamed up blown glass objects...
In a more striking incarnation, the Ukrainian vinok is now finding a new young audience and is perfectly in tune with the wave of patriotism.
In her Copenhagen workshop, Orit Elhanati plays tirelessly with the yellow gold, torturing, hammering, denting it.
Maiko Takeda concentrates mainly on head adornments inspired by science, mathematics and the repetitive, obsessive music of Philip Glass.
In 2019, after several years of stagnation, the price of an ounce of gold soared by 20%. And there seems to be no end in sight…