Monthly Archives: July 2012

Diego Della Valle may not yet have a designer for the house of Schiaparelli – that will come, he says, in September – but he has an interior designer: Vincent Darré. And yesterday in Paris Mr Darré, Mr Della Valle and Farida Khelfa, the face of the house, unveiled their new Maison. It’s a pretty perfect Cinecitta construct of how one would imagine Schiap — the woman who made shocking pink famous, collaborated with Dali and Cocteau, and invented such fashion staples as fake fur and the luxe shirtdress — once held court. Read more

In the course of reporting the piece about the rise of fashion branded
fine jewellery
(along with menswear, it’s seen as the next big opportunity
for many luxury brands) I had a very interesting conversation with
Stanislas de Quercize, the ceo of Van Cleef and Arpels, who made three
interesting points I wanted to pass on:

1. First, he said it was good for the industry to have so many fashion
brands launching or expanding their fine jewellery ranges. Read more