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The lady of the hour, Barbara Berger. (We told you she had killer taste.)
Photo courtesy of "Fashion Jewelry" (Assouline)
There?s someone we?d like you to meet. Her name is Barbara Berger, she?s the daughter of a diamond merchant, and she has the most bonkers jewelry box you?ve ever seen. But it?s not fine pieces she hoards; the woman has more than 4,000 pieces of costume jewelry.
And the Museum of Arts and Design chose 450 for its latest exhibit, ?Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger.?
If you happened to catch F.I.T.?s Daphne Guinness exhibit a couple years ago, it?s like that?but with statement necklaces. The assortment runs the accessories-history gamut--from ?60s Miriam Haskell jeweled flowers to ?00s YSL mirrored stars and all the Chanel Byzantine crosses in between. But it very well may be the chunks of raw quartz from Iradj Moini that quicken your pulse.
Tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., during the museum?s pay-as-you-wish night, the curator will be giving an insider?s guide to the pieces? historical significance and influence today. But regardless of when you see the exhibit, we can?t recommend the accompanying coffee-table book enough. It?s thoughtfully written by a vintage-jewelry expert, exquisitely photographed and preceded by a forward from Iris Apfel. (Of course they?d be friends.)
Runs through January 20; Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Cir. (at W. 58th St.); 212-299-7777 or madmuseum.org
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