LUCKY THIRTEEN: A 13th anniversary gift is traditionally signified with lace, but for its celebration with the CFDA Awards, Swarovski is opting for something with a little more sparkle. In honor of the brand’s 13th year of partnering with the awards, Swarovski has collaborated with all nine of this year’s nominees for the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent categories on one-of-a-kind crystal objets d’art.

Nominees participating include Wes Gordon, Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters of Creatures of the Wind, Rosie Assoulin, Irene Neuwirth, Marc Alary, Jennifer Fisher, Tim Coppens, Todd Snyder and Shayne Oliver of Hood by Air.

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Based on the theme “Lucky 13,” each designer has chosen an item with personal meaning to customize with Swarovski crystal while incorporating the number 13. The designs will be at the Kirna Zabête boutique in New York’s SoHo neighborhood from May 13 until June 2, when they will be sold through the online charity auction Gavel & Grand. All proceeds from the collection will benefit Free Arts NYC, a nonprofit that provides underserved children and families with educational arts and mentoring programs.

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