Year of the Snake Ring
Last night, Zadig & Voltaire head designer Cecilia Bonstrom welcomed a cluster of friends and journalists to the cozy Italian eatery Le Stresa, off the Avenue Montaigne, to fete the brand's collaboration with jewelry designer Pamela Love, whose capsule collection of six pieces is set to bow in Zadig & Voltaire's two hundred stores worldwide in March. "I really believe in working on instinct," said Bonstrom. "I've been watching Pamela for years. I love what she does. I love her attitude and how she wears jewelry—besides which, her name is a perfect fit."
For Zadig, Love recast some cult favorites, including buffalo-skull and butterfly necklaces and a two-finger antiqued silver snake ring that was spotted on the hands of a few French editors present. But while it may be timely, given the start of the Chinese Year of the Snake in two weeks, it turns out that this particular piece is the culmination of a childhood fascination. "I remember seeing a Victorian snake ring when I was really young, and I've been drawn to them ever since. There's something scary and tough about them," Love said, showing off a snake tattoo at the nape of her neck before deadpanning, "In gold, they're not scary."
Elsewhere, Elie Saab was celebrating his couture show with a party, too. He'd called his Spring collection an Ode to Delicateness, which made it all the more fitting that some revelers had, in fact, floated in right off the runway. If Delicacy has a better avatar than Daria Strokous, Paris hasn't seen it.