“A few years into it, I knew we had something special.” Jennifer Fisher was reflecting on hitting the 10-year milestone of her jewelry line at Mr. Chow in TriBeCa on Thursday night. The designer had invited some of her nearest and dearest to help her celebrate the occasion. “I started going to Mr. Chow when I was young growing up in California,” she explained of the venue choice, which was decked in greenery for the event. “They are home here — it’s sort of like our ‘Cheers’. It really felt right to do it here.”
Athena Calderone, Georgia Fowler, Scott Studenberg, John Targon, Nell Diamond, Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, Cleo Wade, and Valerie Boster had all come out to toast the designer, who monogrammed a piece of jewelry for each guest. For most of the crowd, it wasn’t their first time donning her designs.
“I have this yellow gold big chain, and I mix it with this soft one,” said Studenberg, showing off the two bracelets from Fisher’s collection on his wrist. He and Baja East codesigner Targon have used Fisher’s jewelry in several of their past collections, starting with resort 2015. “We were doing our look book and we needed something to kick it, clean, like now, fresh and all rose gold,” he explained. “Right after the shoot I was like, I need that chain.” Studenberg jangled the links of his bracelets. “So I had this in rose gold for a while, but then I lost it. Now I have another one.”
Fisher took the floor during dinner, growing visibly moved as she spoke. “I am so thankful and grateful for all of you,” she told the room. “I would not be here if it wasn’t for all of you.”