JEWEL IN THE CROWN: Fabergé, which has a major rebranding under way, plans to preview its first high jewelry collection next month during the Paris couture shows. It will launch the collection and a new Web site in September.
Fabergé Ltd., controlled by the London-based Pallinghurst Resources, acquired trademarks and licenses associated with the Fabergé name in January 2007 from Unilever plc. Mark Dunhill is chief executive officer, and his team includes the London-based former editor Katharina Flohr, who is creative director. Dunhill said the collection “will bring a contemporary interpretation to the aesthetic and emotional qualities that established Fabergé works of art as the ultimate objects of desire.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"