All That Glitters: Iconic Jewelry and Hollywood Style; Guest Curator Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger
Nov 14, 2021 – Feb 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 brings a veritable visual feast of glamour to the Taubman Museum of Art.
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
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