"Elegance, good taste, and luxury never go out of style," says Kenneth Jay Lane, whose glamorous jewelry has made him the king of costume couture. From statement necklaces to eye-catching earrings, cabochon rings and chunky bracelets, Lane’s elegant baubles are beloved by Hollywood and Park Avenue alike. Originally a shoe designer for Dior and other exclusive fashion houses, Lane was a mainstay of 1960s high society and a personal friend of Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, and Jackie Onassis. For decades his tasteful but fun designs have adorned the world’s most stylish women, including Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and Madonna (fun fact: former First Lady Barbara Bush famously wore a three-strand faux pearl Kenneth Jay Lane necklace to her husband's inaugural ball). In addition to his main jewelry line, Lane creates belts, eyewear, and the cubic zirconia collection CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane. Many of his vintage pieces are collectibles sold at auction by Christie's and Sotheby's.
Give a nod to the season with candy-colored gems, oversized flowers, and clusters of crystals.
Bold. Playful. Elegant. Refined. Need we say more? It's no secret that fashion fiends — and celebs from Madonna to the Olsen twins — are fond of Kenneth Jay Lane's costume couture baubles. The mix we've put together is guaranteed to make your holiday merry: You'll find vibrant geometric necklaces, whimsical cocktail rings, decadent drop earrings, and opulent bangles dressed up with rubies, turquoise, emeralds, glistening crystals.
Bright, get-noticed pieces flip the script on basic outfits.
You've got enough things to stress about when a big event is on the way — what to wear shouldn't be one of them. From job interviews to meeting the parents, win them over outfitted in these polished basics: Think ultra-flattering sheath dresses and luxe cashmere sweaters, plus embossed leather flats, delicate diamond jewelry, and a swipe of gloss to finish the look.