An exhibition dedicated to the most American of bijoux designers, Kenneth Jay Lane. Here’s where ♦︎
Kenneth Jay Lane (1932-2017) was an American designer who started designing jewelry in 1963. Not only that: he also designed jeweled shoes for Dior and Arnold Scaasi. It seems that his rise has also begun thanks to the appreciation of Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, who bought some pieces of Lane and recommended it to her friends. An exhibition at the Museo del Bijou in Casalmaggiore (Cremona) is dedicated to Kenneth Jay Lane.
One of Lane’s main talents was copying high-end jewels. But so well that the jewels were proudly shown by the owners.
For the inauguration of the exhibition, on September 22nd, a conference on the work of Lane by the president of the museum, Maria Teresa Cannizzaro, will also be possible to buy some bijoux and an auction dedicated to a charity project will be held. In addition, there will be a parade of vintage American clothes, with models that will parade in the Museum. The new book, Brillanti Illusioni, which is also the Exhibition Catalog, will be available. The Kenneth Jay Lane exhibition will remain open until November 4th. On October 12th, Columbus Day, Teresa Cannizzaro will be back at the Museum and again for closure, November 3rd. Info: www.museodelbijou.it Lavinia Andorno