Now Coveting: Jil Sander Fine Jewelry-------
It was a steady but controlled crowd last night at the Jil Sander boutique—essentially all downtown-leaning fashionistas currently not in Miami—there to ogle the house’s new avant-elegant fine jewelry collection, a collaboration with Damiani. “They remind me of Calder,” said stylist Haidee Findlay Levin, musing at the fringe-coated models milling around. “Do you think when you buy the jewels, they throw in the long neck?” Another editor said the sprays of tiny stones reminded her of fiber-optic lamps. No matter what they thought, the fact remains that the new Jil jewels, the earrings in particular, are incredibly beautiful—and beautifying for the way they delicately graze the line of the face. And as we (dangerously) found out, some are surprisingly well priced. You could pick up a pair of Tahitian pearl, aquamarine, and icy diamond earrings for a $4,720. Frankly, that’s not much more than the price of some Raf-designed dresses, and they’re seasonless. Dangerous indeed.