We keep saying that Art Deco is a thing, but you don’t have to be the 21st-century version of a Jazz Age heiress to have the privilege of wearing the work of a master jeweler from that era. Or, at least, pieces that reference the work of said master jeweler, as is the case with 1927/1928, an important fashion jewelry debut this fall from famed Parisian design house Lalique.
The collection directly references motifs that René Lalique developed in the late 1920s and is a tribute to the eternal charm of la garçonne (the French version of a flapper) and her inimitable style. Yet, the workshop’s present-day designers have created pieces that feel entirely au courant, not at all like something you’d wear with a Halloween costume. In fact, most are the kind of accessory you’d reach for to punch up an everyday outfit.
Lalique’s online-only 1927/1928 collection
There are several glamorous statement pieces in the range, as well, including two long necklaces that can be worn backward to dramatic effect, exposing delicately draped chains here, or a cascade of polished gold metal fringe there. And the art deco element is always deeply felt, even in the case of a double wrap leather bracelet (which has already sold out), and not one, not two, but three double-finger rings.
The collection will be sold exclusively online—a first for the brand—and, since prices start at a mere $195, will likely sell out before Thanksgiving. Just a hunch.
A few favorites are highlighted below.
1927 Earrings in crystal, black resin, and 18k yellow gold–plated brass, $395
1927 Bangle in black resin with crystal and 18k yellow gold–plated brass, $345
1927 Necklace in 18k yellow gold–plated brass with crystal and black resin, $695
1928 Between Finger Ring in silver with 18k pink gold–plated brass, crystal, and marble glass, $195
1928 Necklace in silver, 18k pink gold–plated brass, crystal, and marble glass on a cotton cord, $495
1928 Double Ring in silver with 18k pink gold–plated brass, crystal, and marble glass. $245
(Top: 1927 Double Ring, $195)
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