TIFFANY’S PAST: This fall, Tiffany & Co. will look to its past with two projects, a new book and exhibit, to examine and celebrate its impact on American design.
In the book "Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co.," author John Loring, the jeweler’s design director, examines the legacy of Louis Comfort Tiffany, founder Charles Lewis Tiffany’s son, who led the American Art Nouveau movement with his stained-glass lamps and window designs. "With writing my 12th book about Tiffany & Co., it became more and more obvious what an important role Louis Comfort Tiffany had here," said Loring. "He was the Mr. Tiffany of Tiffany & Co., its principal designer, and the two things are inextricably linked."
The book includes 350 images of iconic jewelry, decorative objects, enamels, ceramics and objects from 1902 to 1918. Among them is a large gourd-shaped copper tray with iridescent enamel decoration depicting gourd vines, leaves and flowers; a dragonfly brooch with black opals, green garnets and iridium, and a peacock necklace with a center medallion made of a mosaic of opals, amethysts and sapphires. The book is being published by Harry N. Abrams Inc. and will be available at Tiffany for $60.
From Sept. 4 to 17, Tiffany will be using the main floor of its Fifth Avenue flagship to showcase the exhibit "Quality Time: The Legacy of Tiffany Timepieces From the Tiffany & Co. Archives." The exhibition’s 30 timepieces are taken from the company’s archives, and pieces on show include a gem-set and green enamel lapel watch with gold dolphins, cattails and lily pads; gold pocket watches, and the American Wild Rose Lapel Watch in gold, diamonds and enamel, which was created exclusively for Tiffany’s gold-medal exhibit at the 1889 Paris World Fair.
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“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