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Gold and Gems: The Jewels of Marie-Hélène de Taillac

Gold and Gems: The Jewels of Marie-Hélène de Taillac

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By Gabrielle and Eric Deroo

"...she takes us on a journey through her vivid world in which rich hues of special gems set the tone of the collection and inspire the settings and the spare beauty that relies on her mastery of color and her creative blending of different palettes which she believes evoke a magical and exuberant effect."—FORBES.COM

"Those who have visited Marie- Hélène de Taillac’s New York City jewel box of a salon won’t be surprised to know that the first coffee-table book dedicated to the designer is just as sumptuous as her colorful namesake collection. Ensconced in a case featuring a rainbow of jewels, the lapis lazuli-colored tome, published by Rizzoli, is largely a visual catalogue of the brand’s designs over the years, interspersed with essays from the likes of New York Times Chief Fashion Critic Vanessa Friedman and fashion journalist Hamish Bowles."—NATIONAL JEWELER

When she drew her first designs in 1996, Marie-Hélène de Taillac stirred a revolution in contemporary jewelry, forging a style centered on the artisanal techniques of handcrafted jewelry to showcase the stones themselves.

The French designer's first monograph showcases her creations while delving into her inspirations, from whimsical fairy tales to her extensive travels. The layout reflects de Taillac's preoccupation with color, with each chapter featuring a different colored text. With detailed sections dedicated to the journey of creating jewelry, this new title presents a fascinating glimpse into the work of one of today's most exciting designers.

Hardcover
224 Pages
Rizzoli, 2019
9.5 x 1.3 x 11.8 inches
ISBN 9780847860494
Artist Monography, Jewelry, Designer 

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