“It’s like a Whac-a-Mole. Well, a shiny Whac-a-Mole,” Jennifer Fisher said on Wednesday night. It was an apt description. Fisher was looking over the installation at the center of her jewelry-presentation-cum-cocktail party, a full-moving display with pieces from the collection being elevated then sunk into the console. The installation anchored the venue, an industrial space in the Meatpacking District, filled with Champagne flutes, Fisher’s Rolodex of celebrity clients — Martha Hunt, Debra Messing and Britt Maren among them — and press.
American Express-holding die-hards also were welcome. Fisher partnered with the credit card company for the evening, allowing card members to preview the spring collection before party guests arrived. They were also treated to a Q&A moderated by Prabal Gurung. “I wanted to do something really different,” Fisher continued of the installation. “I wanted it to be moving and be something that felt unexpected. I think it’s time for jewelry designers in New York to be showing their collections in a different way. We need a little more…” she paused, searching for the right word. “Oomph.”