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Past Exhibitions

All that Glitters: Iconic Jewelry and Hollywood Style; Guest Curator Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger

Sunday, November 14, 2021 - Sunday, February 06, 2022

Celebrated stylist Micaela Erlanger brings forth a selection of fine jewelry and rare accessories that have been featured in film and worn on the red carpet and in fashion editorials by famous faces and some of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars.

As the ultimate adornment, the sparkle of precious gems has always contributed to the mystique and glamour of American cinema. This exhibition takes a discerning look at the camera-ready moment — a view of the allure, the beauty, and the spectacle that is pursued by the cinematographer and captured by paparazzi.

From minimalist designs to elaborate baroque creations, the power of a bejeweled ensemble can turn a look from dazzling to iconic. In her first major curatorial endeavor, Micaela Erlanger brings together sublime accessories that stars have made famous throughout the history of cinematography, forever enhanced by glossy press coverage of movie premieres and award ceremonies.

All that Glitters: Iconic Jewelry and Hollywood Style will bring a veritable visual feast of glamour to the Taubman Museum of Art.

This exhibition was organized by Guest Curator Micaela Erlanger, with exhibition assistance provided by Ann Jacoby, Fashion Editor + Creative Projects Manager, Micaela Erlanger Studios, Inc.

It is on view November 14, 2021-February 6, 2022 in the David R. and Susan S. Goode Gallery.

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Top image:

Jennifer Lawrence - Art deco style black spinel, diamond, and platinum bracelet, Designed by and signed by Neil Lane, Courtesy Neil Lane Couture

Below left to right:

Angelina Jolie -  Pair of matching  round and baguette diamond, platinum, stylized swirl brooches, circa 1950 (mid- century), Courtesy Neil Lane Couture

Lady Gaga - Round and baguette diamond, hand engraved (on reverse) ruffled hinged bangle bracelet, Designed by Neil Lane, Courtesy of Neil Lane Couture

Madonna - Antique natural pearl, mine and rose- cut diamond, platinum cross pendant necklace, Circa 1950, Courtesy of Neil Lane Couture

Mae West - Vintage aquamarine and diamond clip brooch, bracelet, and ring suite, from the Collection of Mae West, Courtesy of Neil Lane Couture

Mae West/Madonna - Art deco diamond and platinum bracelet, from the Collection of Mae West, Courtesy of Neil Lane Couture

Viola Davis - Pair of mid-century marquise and round diamond and platinum chandelier earrings, Circa 1950, Courtesy of Neil Lane Couture

Viola Davis - Mid-century pear, baguette, and marquise diamond, platinum diamond, and platinum ring, Circa 1950, Courtesy of Neil Lane Couture

Merle Oberon/Zoe Saldana - Flato retro citrine, yellow gold hinged cuff bracelet, Courtesy of Neil Lane Couture

Amethyst and Diamond Ring in 14K, Courtesy of Beladora

Platinum and diamond "Lily" bracelet, Originally designed for and popularized by Marlene Dietrich, Courtesy of Verdura

14k Rose gold cigarette case in a shell design, engraved on the interior: "YOU’LL NEVER GET RICH OCTOBER 1941," Commissioned by Linda Porter in 1940 to celebrate the opening of Cole Porter's film, Originally from the Collection of Cole and Linda Porter, Courtesy of Verdura Museum Collection

Micaela Erlanger

 

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