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.”
Donatella Versace will receive the International Award at the 2018 @cfda awards, which were announced tonight. Tap link in bio for a list of all the nominees and honorees. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @rahirezvanistudio )
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@chanelofficial is suing high-end vintage retailer @whatgoesaroundnyc for trademark infringement, a move that could cost the retailer millions. The French fashion house claims that it’s not only unintentionally sold counterfeit goods on occasion, but that it’s “gone out of its way to create an association with Chanel,” which does not exist. Read Chanel’s statement on WWD.com #wwdnews (@aitorrosasphoto)
Exclusive: Guillaume Henry has left @ninaricci, the fashion house said on Thursday. “After three years of mutually gratifying creative collaboration, Nina Ricci and Guillaume Henry have together decided that the designer will depart the house after the presentation of the fall-winter 2018-19 collection,” Ricci said in a statement. Get all the details on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
“When Bella enters a room all heads turn,” said @peterphilipsmakeup, creative and image director for @diormakeup. Last night, the two celebrated the product launch of Dior’s Lacquer Plump in Los Angeles with other celebs like @parisjackson, @winnieharlow and more. Head to WWD.com to see the rest of the photos from the night (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
“These shirts are an art form, it’s about getting the message out to as many people as you can. It breaks down the pretentiousness of the art gallery,” says Kumasi Sadiki, cofounder of @ebayontheblock, a store that sells merchandise by New York artists who are shifting their attention to clothes as a wearable medium. Pictured here is a design by artist @joegarvey_, one of the first to spearhead this movement. Head to WWD.com to read @mistywhitesidell full story on how their designs have become merch for the underground elite #wwdfashion
@netaporter is dedicating a part of its website – called the Fine Jewelry and Watch Destination – to highlight its high-end jewelry. The hub will feature products on the site, as well as incorporate styling advice and educational content about high-priced jewelry items. Get more details on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories
For “The Cher Show,” an upcoming musical based on @cher’s life and career, @bobmackie is once again collaborating with the singer in designing the costumes. For decades, Mackie has designed glitzy stage costumes and red carpet looks for the 71-year-old Grammy winner. Pictured here is a sketch of some of the pieces in the wardrobe of the musical, which is set to debut in Chicago on June 12 before making its way to Broadway #wwdeye