At the preview for Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale (Geneva May 16) – a Fabergé tiara made for Princess Alexandra of Hanover, 1950s Bulgari Serpenti cuffs, one containing a watch, and a 1940s Cartier bracelet with cabochon emerald.
1960s and 1970s style feature in the first major Mary Quant exhibition at the V&A, from April 6 to February 2020. Her revolution made “fashion available to everyone” with a farsighted business model offering logos, collaborations and lifestyle products.
The 40mm case of the new Calatrava Weekly Calendar was inspired by a unique Patek piece from 1955 and features hand-written style typography on the dial.
The BR 03-92 MA-1, inspired by the iconic US Air Force flight jacket and limited to 999 pieces.
Set upon a 12ha private island in southern Cambodia, this resort of 40 villas - each with a private pool – opened its doors today, hidden among and in harmony with the surrounding jungle.
On the day that Karl Lagerfeld’s death was announced, the final main London show was suitably elegiac. Richard Quinn’s designs referenced Dior’s New Look and Ungaro’s 1980s pleating as much as Chanel’s beaded tweed checks but looked new, over black latex bodysuits. And the confetti that rained down on the finale was black.
The London Fashion Week show where message mattered most: Vivienne Westwood combined her autumn collection with strong messages about climate change and the consumer economy, with Rose McGowan, Camilla Rutherford and the head of Greenpeace exhorting swift action.