ACCESSORIES

High Gloss

Sparkling accessories and sculptural objets cut a mean silhouette.


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Photographer: Coppi Barbieri : Carmen Borgonovo

From top: Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci’s leather minaudière with Perspex and metal hardware; Tiffany & Co. by Elsa Peretti’s Japanese hardwood and lacquer bangles; Ettore Sottsass for Venini’s glass vase; Konstantin Grcic for Established & Sons and Venini’s glass side table.

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Photographer: Coppi Barbieri : Carmen Borgonovo

In the spirit of Fulco di Verdura, who in 1930 reworked Coco Chanel’s outdated jewels into sensational Maltese Cross cuffs, Verdura’s president, Nico Landrigan, fashioned the ultrachic bracelet seen here from a 1940s diamond and gold brooch. He conceived the idea a couple years ago after buying a dazzling but diminutive Victorian sapphire and diamond brooch. Not sure what to do with it, he placed the brooch on a blue agate cuff, and “it just sang,” says Landrigan. Since then he has made about 20 one-of-a-kind bracelets, using decorative pins dating from the 16th century. “Fortunately, small brooches get ignored,” he says, “so I get the pick of the litter.”

From top: Verdura’s 18k yellow gold, platinum, black jade, and diamond cuff; Kosta Boda’s glass bottles; Konstantin Grcic for Established & Sons and Venini’s glass table.

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Photographer: Coppi Barbieri : Carmen Borgonovo

Stella McCartney’s shell and brass clutch; Louis Vuitton’s brass minaudière; Kosta Boda’s glass bowl; Konstantin Grcic for Established & Sons and Venini’s glass table.