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Tiffany & Co might be synonymous with New York but there is also a special place for them in Knightsbridge — Harrods and Sloane Street, to be precise. Tiffany & Co is a popular destination for shoppers looking for the very finest in luxury jewellery. Their collections have inspired countless celebrities, and have even taken the lead role a major Hollywood film.
The Great Gatsby, which premiered in April this year, was directed by Baz Luhrmann and starred some dazzling creations by Tiffany & Co. The Great Gatsby Collection was inspired by, and featured in, the film and was created in collaboration with Academy Award-winning costume and production designer Catherine Martin.
“The jewellery symbolises the story’s themes of wealth and privilege, and we approached its design with the utmost style and luxury in mind,” says Jon King, executive vice president of Tiffany & Co. The designs were based on original 1920’s Tiffany Designs from their vaults and were brought back to life as the Ziegfeld Collection, worn by Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Milligan in The Great Gatsby film.
Based on Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby is set in New York and is a visually impressive journey back to the world of New York penthouses and Long Island estates. Jay Gatsby (played by DiCaprio) and Daisy Buchanan (played by Mulligan) are at the centre of this dazzling and rarefied world, and both have the wardrobe to suit the role.
Carey Mulligan is seen wearing beautiful Tiffany tassel necklaces and jewels with lustrous conch pearls. At evening soirées she wears the Savoy, a headdress of diamonds and cultured pearls. Her gestures are accented by a hand ornament in a daisy motif, and diamond rings with the Tiffany setting.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s wardrobe consists of customer Brooks Brothers shirts, finished with oval cuff links of black or green enamel on 18 karat gold. Pocket essentials like his slender card case and flask in sterling silver add the finishing touches to his tailored linen suits and tuxedo.
The Ziegfeld Collection is available at Tiffany & Co stores and is the perfect way to add a dash of 1920’s to your evening wardrobe.