NEW YORK — Sly and the Family Stone would have enjoyed Friday night’s Gem Awards gala — it felt like a real family affair. The mood was jovial, and jewelry executives spent the evening with cheek-to-cheek greetings and Bellini toasts...
NEW YORK — Sly and the Family Stone would have enjoyed Friday night’s Gem Awards gala — it felt like a real family affair. The mood was jovial, and jewelry executives spent the evening with cheek-to-cheek greetings and Bellini toasts to solid holiday sales and hopes for an even more successful 2005.
“It’s like a big bar mitzvah,” gushed Cartier president and chief executive officer Stanislas de Quercize.
“We had a good year,” added Corum president Stacie Orloff. “This year’s resolution is to keep having fun and to keep those retailer’s good margins.”
Now in its third year, the Gem Awards gala, held at Cipriani 42nd Street here, is presented by the Jewelry Information Center. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon Herbert M. Bridge and Robert L. Bridge, co-chairmen of Ben Bridge Jeweler in Seattle. Roberta Myers, Elle magazine’s editor in chief, picked up the Consumer Media Award, and Hal Rubenstein, In Style’s fashion director, took home the Excellence in Style Award.
“Jewelry is just so attractive,” said Carolina Herrera, who presented Rubenstein with the award. When asked if she was considering launching jewelry, Herrera said, “Why not? I think there’s a lot of competition, though. People go to the big houses to buy their jewelry. I should probably stick to dresses.”
Deborah Norville was the evening’s mistress of ceremonies, and revelers included David Yurman, LVMH Watch & Jewelry president and ceo Daniel Lalonde, Rolex president and ceo Walter Fisher, Movado Group president and ceo Efraim Grinberg, Fortunoff Fine Jewelry and Silverware president Helene Fortunoff and designers Temple St. Clair and Erica Courtney.
Actress Aida Turturro arrived with Faraone Mennella designers Roberto Faraone Mennella and Amedeo Scognamiglio, whom she befriended on a recent flight to Italy. “Now we are like family,” she explained, showing off the designers’ earrings. “And I don’t really like modern jewelry. I prefer antique-y stuff. But they’re different.”
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye