A weekly roundup of what you might have missed in the jewelry and luxury world
Jewelry of Hollywood Icon Vivien Leigh Up for Auction
An auction scheduled for this fall will take a look at Vivien Leigh’s private life. On Sept. 26, Sotheby’s London will auction approximately 250 lots from the personal estate of British actress Vivien Leigh, whose Hollywood career started with that iconic role. The auction house said that Leigh was not afraid to mix historic jewels with contemporary couture, with the bow motif appearing in her wardrobe a number of times.
Famed Parisian Boutique Colette To Close After 20 Years
Famed Parisian boutique Colette announced it will close after 20 years. Its founder, Colette Roussaux, wants to leave and the store “can’t exist” without her. Colette, famous for its unconventional jewelry selection, should be closing its doors on December 20 of this year, the store will be replaced by Saint Laurent.
Tiffany & Co Hires Diesel Chief Executive Alessandro Bogliolo
New York luxury jewellery house Tiffany & Co. has found its new chief executive in Alessandro Bogliolo, who will lead a new chapter of leadership at the company alongside chief creative officer Reed Krakoff. Bogliolo has served as the chief executive of Italian fashion and accessories brand Diesel since 2013, and will begin his post at Tiffany on October 2. He will replace Frederic Cumenal.
Louis Vuitton unveils its new digital Watch
Louis Vuitton‘s classic Tambour Horizon watch has been given a digital makeover for its reincarnation 15 years after its famous analogue counterpart launched. Lightweight, but weighty enough to feel substantial; intuitive (among many other functions, it counts you down to your flight departure on its new My Flight app, by pulling key data from your emails); and versatile, thanks to its inter-changeable straps (that come in myriad fabrics and colour palettes), it’s one of the choicest digital watches to date.
Jacquie Aiche’s Love Potion Collection
Jacquie Aiche just launched a jewelry collection of portable perfumery. Each piece is crafted from hand-carved gemstones. A champion of aromatherapy, Aiche’s collection seeks to inspire others to explore the power of scent.
Jaeger-LeCoultre brings Art Deco inspiration to new Reverso One Duetto watch
The Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre has revealed a new take on its “Reverso One Duetto Jewelry” watch, showcasing the expertise of its artisan jewelers and watchmakers. The design of this new 18-karat rose gold model is directly inspired by the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 1930s.