Photo: Roxanne Lowit
Writer Glenn Belverio has pointed out some really exciting news – in September, 2012, Atelier Swarovski is launching the Diana Vreeland Legacy Collection, a special jewelry collection created by Swarovski in collaboration with the Diana Vreeland Estate.
The legendary editor (now the subject of a gorgeous new film, “The Eye Has To Travel”), famously wore a lot of costume jewelry interspersed with real gems, in the style of her friend Coco Chanel. In 1987 her collection of costume pieces from the 1950s and ’60s was auctioned by Sotheby’s for $167,000, and now even the catalog for that exhibit sells for over $100, so one expects a tremendous amount of interest in this collection.
Tiffany Hargraves, who formerly worked with Laetitia Crahay and Karl Lagerfeld?as an accessories designer for Chanel, designed the collection with a deep understanding of Vreeland’s sense of proportion and overall sensibility. ?”She wore big jewelry: large cuffs and different kinds of crosses,” recalls Alexander Vreeland (Diana’s grandson), and that’s exactly what one sees in the Swarovski collection, which is divided into?three themes: “Cross” “Dance” and “Crystal Celebration.”
Further Information: DianaVreeland.com
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