Sprinkling its monogram print on luxury goods may seem old hat for Louis Vuitton. But now they've come up with a new uberluxe idea — a diamond logo parure that takes the tradition to new audacious heights. The sparkling set features rocks carved in the form of the brand's iconic monogram motifs. There's a three-strand necklace, priced at $2.8 million, with articulated platinum and diamond-bow closures, as well as a 6.25-carat diamond ring with monogrammed side bands that end in a slim bow at the bottom of the ring. It took an entire year to painstakingly chisel the set's flower and cross motifs out of sizeable rocks, and a spin-off line of solitaire engagement rings will be released in November.
Meanwhile, Boucheron has rustled up an assortment of playful jewelry pieces for its 150th anniversary, ranging from a quartet of limited edition tourbillon timepieces crawling with bejeweled beasties, to two designs by Harumi Klossowski de Rola, the daughter of the late French artist Balthus. "I took inspiration from [ancient] Rome and Egypt," she said of one wavy yellow gold arm bracelet, decorated with a giant turquoise serpent. The collection also features its Curiosity necklace with a web of diamonds and pink-and-yellow sapphires positioned to create the optical illusion of a face.
Van Cleef & Arpels offered a peek into its sprawling biennale lineup, divided into four globe-trotting garden themes. Treasures unearthed from the English garden story include a trembling butterfly brooch and an articulated diamond and sapphire peony necklace with a flower that manually opens and closes. There were also some Eastern delights, such as a bamboo brooch sprinkled with patches of diamond snow, and pagoda drop earrings in pink, mauve and yellow sapphires, offset by garnets and diamonds.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia