Joining Chanel Joaillerie, Dior Joaillerie and Boucheron, a number of Place Vendôme’s resident jewelers are gearing up for the official presentation day of fine jewelry collections this Thursday.
Van Cleef & Arpels has revisited its iconic surrealist Zip necklace, with four spectacular new versions. The design was originally commissioned by the Duchess of Windsor in 1938, but only got as far as the sketch stage, being too difficult to engineer in platinum and diamonds, as she had requested. The first yellow-gold version was produced in 1951. The highly technical piece can be worn as a necklace or zipped up to form a bracelet. So which one to choose from the new quartet of white-gold Art Deco-style necklaces? Two designs feature precious stones: one with diamonds, onyx and 15 sugarloaf-cut emeralds made especially for the piece, and one with diamonds and cushion-cut multicolored sapphires. The other two feature combinations of geometric lapis lazuli stones with white mother-of-pearl and a tassel of white cultured pearls, and, for the second style, a mix of diamonds, turquoise, chloromelanite and chrysoprase. They are all equally desirable.
New themes at Lorenz Baumer, meanwhile, include a range of origami-inspired rings. Among the high jewelry additions is the house’s Poppy cuff, depicting a hummingbird feeding from a poppy. The colorful piece combines violet and pink sapphires, black and white diamonds, green beryl and tsavorites.
As for Chaumet, tiaras are its thing. Fresh out of the historic jeweler’s atelier is a new design with an irregular textured surface of diamonds and old-cut sapphires in a spectrum of blues. The hexagonal honeycomb setting comes interspersed with Chaumet’s new round setting, while a precious bee — the house’s symbol — can be unclasped from the tiara to wear as a brooch. The piece is part of its two new Bee My Love high jewelry sets, among them a lovely bee ring with round-cut sapphires, blue tourmalines, tsavorite garnets and an oval-cut tourmaline.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty