Harry Winston creates bespoke piece for V&A show

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Yellow sapphire necklace made for museum’s Hollywood Costume exhibit.

Fine jewellery house Harry Winston has created a bespoke necklace for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s (V&A) upcoming Hollywood Costume exhibition, which launches in October this year.

The brand has already been announced as lead sponsor of the exhibition, and will be creating a replica of the necklace originally worn the actress Kate Hudson in the romantic comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

The specially commissioned Harry Winston necklace, known as the Isadora, will be the only piece of fine jewellery featured in the exhibition.

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It is based on the classic Harry Winston wreath design and features different shapes and cuts of diamonds, set at particular angles to “capture the brilliance of the stones”. It will be made as a one-of-a-kind piece, featuring a yellow sapphire.

Frédéric de Narp, president and chief executive of Harry Winston said: “We are thrilled for Harry Winston to be featured in such an innovative and exciting exhibition.

“The collection that Deborah Nadoolman Landis has brought together for the V&A really speaks to the timeless magic of Hollywood’s most beloved on-screen moments. As our most celebrated and iconic design, we are honoured for Harry Winston’s wreath necklace to take its place alongside such enduring cultural treasures.”

The brand has worked with various Hollywood productions for more than 70 years. It is a regular on the red carpets of award ceremonies and in a number of films.

Deborah Nadoolman Landis, senior guest curator for the exhibition said: "We’re pleased to include Harry Winston’s yellow sapphire necklace [in the exhibition], alongside the satin yellow dress [worn by Hudson] to complete the stunning ensemble by costume designer Karen Patch."

The Hollywood Costume exhibition is a show that will celebrate costume design for motion pictures as a vibrant modern art form and a key component of cinema storytelling.

It will gather together some of the most beloved and iconic costumes from more than 100 years of cinematic history including the Silent era, Golden Age of Hollywood, and modern digital productions. The exhibition will explore the art of costume design – from the glamorous to the very subtle – as an essential way of building character and storytelling.
 

 

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