Thursday, April 12, 2012

Coach Launches Jewelry Line Based on Late Costume Designer Tony Duquette

Hutton Wilkinson, who continue to create objects based on Duquette's designs, has teamed up with Reed Krakoff for the limited-edition collection.


Who was Tony Duquette? A Hollywood icon that created delicate and wonderful costumes for Broadway shows and Hollywood movies -- and also loved to tie up together found objects into unbelievable wonderful creations.

Duquette died in 1999, and left after a collection of fine jewelry -- at very high prices -- that his huge friend Hutton Wilkinson has sustained to create. Sold in Bergdorf Goodman, Tony Duquette jewels is highly collectible and colorful it's all about big pieces, over the top. Wilkinson lives at and runs the Duquette estate in the Hollywood Hills, Dawnridge, one of the most famous houses in Southern California.

And now comes collaboration between Coach, planned by Reed Krakoff, and Hutton Wilkinson. The resultant collection is being carried in the Beverly Hills Coach boutique on Rodeo and Coach Stores approximately the country. There are gold-plated pendants and great necklaces with suns and moons and fun stones, bracelets with charms or spikes, dangly sun earrings, and bug stick pins. The bib jewels are the real stand out -- they've got a lot of color and shine.