17 July 2018

High jewelry echoes haute couture

High jewelry features a wealth of references to haute couture, one of its cult themes. Chopard and David presented some jewelry pieces at Giambattista Valli and Ralph and Russo runway shows. There are variations on trimmings and pompoms. Lace, a metaphor for femininity, is still an essential exercise of style, as its extreme delicacy and transparency have to be reproduced with the most unyielding of materials: gold and diamonds. Nothing shows off the skills of engravers, gem-setters and polishers more effectively.

Most popular articles

An enamel plaque by Alexis Falize acquired by the MAD Paris

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs has just bought a unique book, “Les Émaux Cloisonnés Anciens et Modernes”, whose cover is inlaid with a enamel plaque by...

Cameo temptations

The cameo is also a classic motif well beyond the world of jewelry: here we see it in the form of a candle, a mug handle, a soap…

Two tombs just discovered in the ancient city of Pylos

Discoveries of this significance are extremely rare… Although long since plundered, it turns out that these two tombs of the Mycenaean civilization (between...

Rihanna: a version of the Classical cameo with a difference 

For Fenty, Rihanna has reinterpreted the cameo: the profile of a wavy-haired Greco-Roman goddess is replaced with one of an African woman

An 8,000-year-old pearl at the Abu Dhabi Louvre  

Exhibited for the first time ever, this natural pearl, the oldest known in the world, is one of the most moving pieces in the show “10,000 Years of...

"Male Coquetries" by Marie Masson

At the Mazlo gallery, you can see the work of Marie Masson. The young designer explores and disrupts gender issues with a series of brooches based on male...