Posts Tagged ‘tony duquette’

A collaboration between Coach and the estate of Tony Duquette, the jewelry designer of the golden age of Hollywood, has resulted in a collection of dazzling accessories, from gem-encrusted evening bags to the eye-catching Flamed Heart pendant.

Be sure to click on the Coach link for your smile for Monday!!!

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Earlier this year I featured fabric inspired by Tony Duquette. The December Town & Country has an interesting article about the fanciful jewelry of tony Duquette. I like the fabric…I LOVE the jewelry. I was unable to find a photo of the necklace he created for the Duchess of Windsor in the 5o’s. It is well worth the time to find the December Town & Country and look at page 131.

The majority Tony Duquette’s jewelry was created decades ago. As I scrolled through the pages of his jewelry I realized his designs are timeless.

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tony-duquette-collection-2In a recent issue of Elle Decor a new collection by Jim Thompson Fabrics features the work of designer Tony Duquette. Neither name was familiar so it was a visual treat to scour the internet looking for the work of both designers. Tony Duquette who as a young man, designed costumes and sets for Fred Astaire musicals at MGM with famed director Vincente Minnelli, was the first American to have a one-man exhibition at the Pavilion de Marsan of the Louvre Museum in Paris. Duquette went on to design costumes and sets for Opera, Ballet and the theatre, his costumes for the original Broadway production of “Camelot” winning the prestigious Tony Award.”

“Jim Thompson’s Fabric Collections bring together the best and most successful designs and innovative techniques in silk art and design perfected by Jim Thompson.”

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