It’s rare that we see a true modernist statement on the red carpet. Sculptor, artist, and jewelry craftsman, Alexander Calder, might be amused at the thought of the jewelry he gave away as gifts and tokens of affection (and on the rare occasion, commissioned) as being the bright stuff of red carpet fare. Mr. Calder’s brass and silver hammered wire (he once said that he thought best in wire) have done the fashion runway, been featured at a show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and now his work shines at Academy Awards. What does this say about jewelry as art? Volumes. As for Molly Ringwald? She gets kudos for being a maverick, and herself at the same time. Pens ready, editors?
March 11th, 2010