Thursday, August 23

Kenneth Jay Lane



I can’t wait for my September issue of Domino (it takes a little longer to arrive overseas) especially now that I know Kenneth Jay Lane’s home is featured.

“Elegance, good taste and luxury never go out of style,” says Kenneth Jay Lane, the man who single-handedly made costume jewelry cool. Lane's fabulous necklaces, rings, bracelets and brooches have caught the eye of the world's most glamorous women, including Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Diana Vreeland.

Born in Michigan, Lane graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1954, then worked as an art director at Vogue. While collaborating on shoe collections for Delman and Dior, he began embellishing them with rhinestones, which prompted him to start his jewelry line. Today, Kenneth Jay Lane is a by-word for beauty and style.

Personally, what I love most of about Kenneth Jay Lane, is that he proves magnificence and style can marry beautifully without costing a fortune.

9 comments:

Anne said...

That ring is fabulous!!!!!

The Peak of Chic said...

I'm a HUGE fan of Kenny's jewelry :)

patriciagrayinc.com said...

His jewellery is beautiful and proves that good design doesn't have to cost a fortune.

Brilliant Asylum said...

These are beautiful--and cool. You will enjoy your Domino.

kcdesign said...

Sister Parish also wore Lane's creations. A bigger (more comprehensive) lay out was in HG? AD? a while ago - I'll go through my stacks and see if I can find it. It is fab. Actually, what it is, is exactly what you would expect. I love that in a home.

perfectbound said...

Can't wait for the new domino either. I have been devouring the Sept issue of Lucky all week. Don't you love fall design? I do! Great post.

ALL THE BEST said...

You are so right Patricia! I can't wait BA! I would love to see the layout KCDesigns.

Jennifer you are so chic, it's doesn't surprise me that you are a KJL fan!

kim. said...

OMG I love big rings and that one is making me drool. WOW!!!

ALL THE BEST said...

Kim I love big rings too and I soooo want that one!!!