Former head of Sotheby’s jewelry department and owner of the Verdura and Belperron archives, Ward Landrigan, shares the remarkable history of two master jewelers, Duke Fulco di Verdura and Suzanne Belperron, and their emergence onto the world scene in 1920s and 30s Paris. Mr. Landrigan will discuss the inspirations, influence and remarkable clientele of these twentieth- century master jewelers who led parallel careers time-wise but whose lives, aesthetic and legacies were markedly different. Despite unique styles that evolved a world away, Verdura and Belperron became sought after by the same influential international clientele, including the Duchess of Windsor, Daisy Fellowes, Elsa Schiaparelli, Diana Vreeland, and Mona Bismarck.
Tickets: $12 general admission/FREE for Frazier Museum.
Price includes light refreshments and cash bar.