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Philippe Venet
Philippe Venet, 1980. ; “The display staged by Christie's in Paris last week opened a new chapter in selling jewelry at auction ‘Bijoux Signes’ is the title of the sale that will be held in London on June 17 with the emphasis on designer jewels — as in (and on) designer clothes. Couture dresses by Givenchy and fellow couturier Philippe Venet were used in the exhibition and photographed in the catalogue, to give fashionable life to Cartier's chunky emerald clips from the 1930s ” (Couture's Crowning Glory: Designer Jewels, by Suzy Menkes, International Herald Tribune, June 2, 1998); “Philippe Venet, the French designer who just won the Golden Thimble Award in Paris, and Gerard Riveron, partner and designer for Geneva’s Eric Bertrand Joallier, will both be at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel next week with their collections ” (Princess Caroline’s Social Package, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 8, 1985) “ ‘What we call the good group has never changed its ways over the years,” the designer said of his U.S. clients ’They order when I come to the States, which I do each season.’ Venet said his customers include Jacqueline Onassis, Mica Ertegun, Nan Kempner, Annette Reed, ‘all the Peabodys,’ Libby Keck, Mary Lasker, Terry Allen Kramer and her daughter Angela, Princess Sonja of Norway, Queen Noor of Jordan and dozens of other top-drawer names in America, Europe and Asia While Venet was in Los Angeles, New York-based philanthropist Mary Lasker gave a party for 80 people in his honor at the Bistro Gardens in Beverly Hills. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Danny Kaye, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Stanfill … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Henry Berry, books/ephemera [Southport, CT, U.S.A.]
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