Jewelry at Paris Fashion Week always play second fiddle to funny hats. I don’t know what it is about those french fashionistas, but they just love themselves a crazy chapeau – especially that John Galliano.
But my jewelry prayers were finally answered with Karl Lagerfeld’s surreal 20-minute catwalk creation for Chanel that brought back the statement jewel in refreshing new ways.
Fashion reviewers from the New York Times and Style.comraved about the jagged-edges and feathery silhouettes for Chanel’s Spring 2011 ready-to-wear line. But I’m loving the emergence of a jewelry category we haven’t seen much of lately – shoulder-duster earrings.
Sure, there are blingy bib necklaces akimbo from Mr. Lagerfeld, but the earring choice is fashion-forward at its finest. I have been trying to find out more about the history of this style (jewelry buffs, weigh in!), but with statement earrings surging on the awards show circuit, I’m sure we’ll get our fill of daring dusters in the months to come. Stay tuned.
What do you all think of the swinging shoulder style? Designers? Do you have some in your coffers you’d like to share? Weigh in!