Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes is the best-known fashion journalist in the world. After 25 years commenting on fashion for the International Herald Tribune (rebranded recently as The International New York Times), Suzy Menkes now writes exclusively for Vogue online, covering fashion worldwide.
Suzy Menkes at Couture: Day Three
28 Января 2015
The smooth sphere shines like a round bauble — until this jewel swivels to reveal its textured, jewelled interior. It is easy to imagine the hands at work on these Elie Top pieces, which look like celestial gatherings. But the designer, showing the jewellery close up — before it goes on display at Colette in Paris this week – told the twenty-first-century story behind this ancient study of the stars.
“It is all done in 3D on computers,” he said of the appropriately named “Mécaniques Célestes” collection.
Moving around like stars in the sky, a round ring rolls over its smooth, metallic side to show diamonds sparkling inside. You could take the idea of a ring with concealed stones as a streetwise way of hiding jewels from attention. But instead, Elie Top has caught in his jewellery the mood of the moment: nothing is more appealing than hidden luxury.
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