Louis Vuitton’s Power Jewels-------
The woman who wears Louis Vuitton high jewelry tends not to be a shrinking violet. With that in mind, this week the house presented Chain Attraction, a collection of twenty or so “powerful jewels for powerful women.”
Four major groups offered various takes on the medallion anchored by exceptional stones weighing in at over 20 carats, such as the Hologram necklace with a square-cut central neon-blue tourmaline and morganites. The seventies-leaning Talisman strung with rosy-beige moonstones is set with a rare imperial topaz whose color seems to fill the diamond-lined hollows of the Monogram flower surrounding it. The graphic Hypnose (in diamonds, onyx, emeralds, and black Tahitian pearls) nods to op art, while the collection’s biggest showpiece was part of the Attraction set: a tangerine Mandarin garnet was the focal point of the chain necklace, which also twinkled with diamonds, garnet beads, and links set with blazing opals. Meanwhile, previous collections in the Louis Vuitton universe are expanding quietly, with a pixelated diamond-and-emerald bracelet joining the Voyage Dans le Temps story, or a chunky 3-D cuff in calibrated diamonds and rubies.