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.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion