Back at work for a new year and ideas and plans have well and truly been floating around the office. Exhibition concepts, public programs and hopes for the year to come have dominated meetings and discussions.
In my work world I have started preparing for a major upcoming exhibition on jewellery. Working closely with the curator I am also completing some research on fashion jewellery in the mid-20th Century. From Schiaparelli necklaces, similar to the pieces featuring in Tove’s post on Insect Fashions to ‘shooting star’ Chanel neckpieces I am currently researching the influence, significance and impact of fashion jewellery last century.
I have to admit; this isn’t an area that I know much about, so this is where you come in. I would like use this opportunity to source information from Worn Through readers. So please feel free to suggest previous exhibitions, publication and other resources.
- Who are the key 20th Century fashion designers producing costume jewellery?
- What keys pieces, concepts, techniques and materials should be represented in this research?
First image: Necklace, House of Chanel, metal, 1947, Collection: Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA