Amy Fine Collins, Tiffany Dubin, Lynn Yaeger, and Museum of Arts and Design curator Bryna Pomp are hosting a special series of virtual events with international jewelers EN Jewelry Studio (Malu Byrne and Rick Low), Marie-Hélène de Tailla, and Elie Top. Each style icon is paired with an eminent jeweler in conversation for this series put on by the Museum’s MAD About Jewelry initiative. Fashionistas from all over the world have the opportunity to step inside the jewelers atelier, learn about the makers’ process, and purchase directly from the designers. Last week Dame Zandra Rhodes was paired with longtime friend Andrew Logan.
July 15, 2021 at 5pm ET – Elie Top + Amy Fine Collins
- Amy Fine Collins will bring her ‘International Best Dressed List’ knowledge to her conversation with Elie Top; best known as the jewelry designer for Lanvin under Alber Elbaz and as the last official assistant of Yves Saint Laurent. Following his desire for self-expression, the Parisian designer conceived a new kind of jewelry, far away from Place Vendome’s classicism. Enter the magical world of Elie Top in which he invents and interprets in his own way a sophisticated galaxy made of spheres, stars and signs of the zodiac, in which woman shines at the center in playful pieces.
August 5, 2021 at 5pm ET – EN Jewelry Studio (Malu Byrne and Rick Low) + Lynn Yaeger
- Long-standing Vogue Fashion Editor Lynn Yaeger will host EN Jewelry Studio designers Malu Byrne and Rick Van Streain Low. Learn how Malu and Rick started their careers in the industry working with some of the most prodigious artists in the field (Gabriella Kiss and Jill Platner respectively) before finding creative and symbiotic partners within one another. Through the lens of EN, which means “to come together” and “within”, they endeavor to highlight the inherent beauty of material through their use of elemental forms with unexpected connections.
October 7, 2021 – Marie-Hélène de Taillac + Tiffany Dubin
- “Vintage Style” author and Sotheby’s jewelry aficionado Tiffany Dubin sits down with Parisian jewelry designer Marie-Hélène de Taillac to chat about her work with semi-precious gems and her signature colorful jewelry. Marie-Hélène will showcase her creations while delving into her inspirations, from whimsical fairy tales to her extensive travels.
About The Museum of Arts and Design
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields and presents the work of artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill. Since the Museum’s founding in 1956 by philanthropist Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD has celebrated all facets of making and the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. Today, the Museum’s curatorial program builds upon a rich history of exhibitions that emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design, and reveals the workmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our everyday lives. MAD provides an international platform for practitioners who are influencing the direction of cultural production and driving twenty-first-century innovation, and fosters a participatory setting for visitors to have direct encounters with skilled making and compelling works of art and design. Proceeds from MAD About Jewelry will benefit participating artists and support the museum’s educational programs. For more information, visit MAD Museum.