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August 21 2014

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8 posts tagged "Tiffany & Co."

Editor Obsessions: Antique Tiffany & Co. Vanity Set

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Every day, Style.com’s editors reveal their current obsessions—and where to buy them. Check out today’s pick, below.

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Anyone who’s glanced at my Instagram account is well aware that my black rabbit, Mssr. François Froufrou, is the love of my life. He currently has such exciting accessories as a custom Piers Atkinson top hat, black-and-white harlequin-check mats, and a Chanel box in which he likes to sleep. François is very particular about what I use to brush him, and I think he would enjoy this Rococo sterling silver vanity set by Tiffany & Co. I love the cherubs on each piece—little angles, just like my Mssr. Froufrou. Is it ridiculous to get a rabbit an early 20th-century vanity set? Absolutely. However, ridiculous happens to be my middle name. (Actually, my middle name is Klaire, but I’m trying to make a point.) Not to mention, if he tires of these antique treasures, they’d look great in my bedroom.

Tiffany & Co. Rococo vanity set in sterling silver, $1,500, Buy it now

Photo: Via 1stDibs.com

Celebrating Le Grand Divertissement à Versailles, The “Original FNO”

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While the streets were mobbed with FNO-goers last night, a more dignified affair was going on at Tiffany & Co. The brand sponsored the New York premiere of Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution at the Paris Theatre and then an after-party celebrating the film at its Fifth Avenue flagship. The film tells the story of a gaggle of American designers (Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Anne Klein, and Stephen Burrows) and models (including Pat Cleveland, Marisa Berenson, Alva Chinn, Bethann Hardison, and China Machado) during a landmark fashion moment—Le Grand Divertissement à Versailles. It was a battle royale runway show against French design giants like Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, the first moment when American fashion proved it could play on the European stage.

So it was fitting that vintage guru Cameron Silver of Decades, also the film’s narrator, was in attendance, chiming in on the importance of the designers in the film. But no one could do the job better than the original models from the show, many of whom were at the party last night. “The emphasis went from that side of the pond to this side of the pond,” Chinn (pictured, right) told Style.com. “We became the fashion people and they became the stepchildren. They needed to learn from us.” The excitement of the evening, at both Tiffany’s and on FNO in general, harkened back to the drama and rush of the ’73 Versailles show. “You had a room full of the most glamorous, fabulous people in the world—it was the original FNO,” said the film’s director, Deborah Riley Draper. “There would be no tonight if there wasn’t a then.”

Photo: Robin Marchant / Getty Images

Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Starring Rachel Zoe

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“When I was like 13, I got one of those Elsa Peretti heart necklaces from my parents for my bat mitzvah,” Rachel Zoe told Style.com this morning at Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue. “It was one of the first serious pieces of jewelry that I ever had.”

And her affinity for the storied jewelry label hasn’t lessened since her teenage years: “I want one of everything; I was like trying to break into the cases this morning,” she joked. Zoe was on hand, along with Tiffany’s vice president Richard Moore, to unveil her window installations—which pay tribute to five decades of Hollywood glamour. The five windows (also on display at the brand’s flagship stores in Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, and London) celebrate the glitz of Hollywood from the thirties through the seventies, with diamonds and pearls to match. The highlight: the 1960′s window, which showcases Jean Schlumberger’s iconic Fleur de Mer brooch for Elizabeth Taylor (pictured, below). The diamond and sapphire clip, bought by her husband, Richard Burton, was acquired by Christie’s (in celebration of its 175th anniversary) in the recent Christie’s auction of the famed actress’ jewelry and clothing collection.

On the subject of movie star style from bygone eras, Zoe (who was wearing a vintage black Alaïa dress) said before heading to the breakfast portion of the event, “Old Hollywood jewelry was very matched and all about sets. Now, it’s all about mixing and matching your jewels.” As for starlet style today, and by that we mean the upcoming Oscars, her lips were sealed: “It’s really all over the board; you never know what to expect because there’s always ball gowns, fishtails, column dresses, etc. We will have to wait and see.” She did reveal, however, that the red carpet will likely be missing one of its top stars this time around—Zoe’s client and last year’s Oscars co-host Anne Hathaway.

Photos: Gary Gershoff /WireImage (Zoe); Courtesy of Tiffany & Co. (window)

Tiffany’s Gets In The Gatsby Game, Harrods’ Couture Childrenswear, Backstage Pass With Karl Lagerfeld, And More…

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Tiffany & Co. has created a one-of-a-kind jewelry line inspired by the upcoming Baz Luhrmann film The Great Gatsby. For the collection, Tiffany went through its archives from the era and designed platinum and diamond-encrusted headpieces, rings, and bracelets for the collection. [WWD]

How much would you spend on a dress for your child? Harrods is hoping almost £2,000 isn’t too far out of your price range. The retailer will soon be selling a dress by Italian brand I Pinco Pallino, embellished with Swarovski crystals, in their childrenswear department. [Vogue U.K.]

The abrupt end of Alexa Chung’s last show, It’s On With Alexa Chung, might have left a sting, but not for long. She’s back with a new series, 24 Hour Catwalk, in which each episode tracks four designers competing for a $10,000 prize in the course of, you guessed it, 24 hours. [Telegraph]

For a fashion special called Fashion: Backstage Pass, CNN sat down with Karl Lagerfeld to discuss the legacy he’s created at Chanel. The show airs Saturday, but in a sneak preview, Lagerfeld says, “The label has an image. It’s up to me to update it. What I did, [Coco Chanel] never did, she would have hated.” [Huffington Post]

Photo: Joe Schildhorn / BFAnyc.com

Bed And Breakfast At Tiffany’s, The Best Of Choo Is Back Again, Oscar De La Renta Bids You Bienvenido, And More…

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Love those little blue boxes tied up with white satin ribbon? Now, starting Thursday, Tiffany fans can spend a night in 1,700 square feet of blue bliss at the new brand’s new suite at the St. Regis New York. [WWD]

Welcome to Mexico City! Your tour guide for today will be Oscar de la Renta. The designer (left), who is of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage, has been named the official Tourism Ambassador of México DF. [Racked]

To celebrate 15 years of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon is releasing an Icons capsule collection. In case you didn’t find it the first time, the Feather, the shoe SJP famously lost in an episode of Sex and the City, will be among them. [WWD]

Eleven finalists are waiting to see if the Lady goes Gaga over their sketches. The winner’s illustration will accompany the singer’s column for V. [V]

Photo: Thomas Kletecka / GoRunway.com