This week, Place Vendôme jewelers provide a peek at their latest pieces, most of which will be showcased at the 25th edition of Paris’ Biennale des Antiquaires, which runs Sept. 15 to 22 at the Grand Palais.
Van Cleef & Arpels
Epic adventure best sums up Van Cleef & Arpels’ latest collection, Les Voyages Extraordinaires, an homage to four works by author Jules Verne, including his sci-fi classic, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.” Highlights include a turquoise hot air balloon sautoir entwined with clouds and seagull charms, and playful mechanical pieces. Press on a whale’s fin, for instance, and a spray of diamonds and white gold is revealed.
The art of seduction inspired Boucheron’s 10 high jewelry sets, including the Stolen Kiss necklace, set with a 5-carat ruby to suggest red lipstick, and the Pretty Puff choker, made from white gold and diamonds with a sapphire-studded pom-pom, like a bejeweled powder puff. (Boucheron will not participate in the biennale this year.)
Chanel’s flight of fancy this season starts with the feather, specifically a reedition of the white gold and diamond brooch created by Coco Chanel for the launch of her Bijoux de Diamants collection in 1932. In the way of new plumage is an articulated Art Deco-style Fan cuff created from overlapping feathers set with black and white diamonds, and the Parade earrings, encrusted with dégradé orangey-pink sapphires for a shot of color.
Cartier’s biennale offerings are a cornucopia of bejeweled objets and nature-themed jewelry, such as a carnelian and onyx bowl and a rock crystal ring flaunting a 14.25-carat yellow cabochon sapphire.
A room full of toiles at the haute couture atelier in the Dior exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs, open in Paris since July 5. This is just one of three major exhibitions that have been timed to coincide with the house's 70th anniversary. See the rest of the exhibits, plus read WWD's look into the iconic brand's history. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
For spring, Pamplemousse's Danica Zheng presented her signature slip dresses attached to a white T-shirt along with floral windbreakers, off-the-shoulder cotton blouses and more. For more highlights from the New York trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards closed out Milan Fashion Week yesterday. The fashion industry flocked to the event, showing its efforts to support and spread the message of sustainability. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen said "if each one of us took at least one step is this direction, there is no saying how much could be done." #wwdeye #wwdfashion #mfw (📷: Lodovico Colli di Felizzano)
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)