In honor of the 2012 Academy Awards®, Tiffany & Co. devotes the windows at flagship stores to Hollywood glamour from the 1930s through the 1970s. Stylist, designer and fashion icon, Rachel Zoe, whose client roster includes Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes and Jennifer Garner, has collaborated with Tiffany on creating a window display highlighting each decade, featuring Tiffany jewels that brilliantly capture the spirit of the time.
Ms. Zoe’s windows are unveiled at Tiffany & Co. flagship stores in New York City, Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and London.
“To see my interpretation of glamour and luxury unveiled in Tiffany’s windows is an amazing experience,” Ms. Zoe said. “Tiffany is one of the most iconic American brands, and I am honored by this wonderful opportunity.”
“Rachel Zoe has brought a new level of fashion and style to the red carpet, and she has brought her creative vision to our collaboration,” said Richard Moore, Tiffany’s vice president of visual merchandising. “She joins a select group of designers and artists including Andy Warhol, who have created displays for Tiffany’s windows.”
Ms. Zoe designed five windows, each showcasing a particular decade and its unique take on glamour and allure.
The 1930s established the standard for classic elegance, epitomized by movie stars in sleek satin gowns, marabou boas and feather fans. Ms. Zoe places a peacock’s feather, a symbol of this opulent era, amid a sea of black glass beads. A lacelike wall covering frames the feather’s hypnotic beauty and Tiffany’s diamond and platinum jewels inspired by the Art Deco period.
The 1940s saw a return to high fashion. Designers expressed themselves through luxurious fabrics and dramatic new silhouettes. A boudoir setting captures the mood with outsize flowers on a period vanity, and a wall covering of exuberant blossoms. A silk-covered settee is arrayed with a gown of layered tulle and sparkling Tiffany diamonds that await the start of a romantic evening.