LOT OF TWO BOOKS 1) HARRY WINSTON by Harry Winston, André Leon Talley (Foreword) 2) RIVIERA COCKTAIL by Edward Quinn (1920–1997)
1) HARRY WINSTON by Harry Winston, André Leon Talley (Foreword) Rizzoli International Publications, 2012 English, 289 pages, 29.46 x 3.05 x 37.59 cm From the legacy of the Hope Diamond to “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”, and from runways and red carpets to presidential inaugural balls, Harry Winston jewels are icons of international glamour. Harry Winston opened his doors in New York in 1932 and soon rose to the top of the international diamond industry. Winston revolutionized modern jewelry design by buying great collections of estate jewels and transforming precious stones into jewelry pieces that appealed to contemporary customers. This book showcases Winston’s most exquisite jewels and jewelry in captivating advertising campaigns, historic images, and celebrity photos, as well as showing the important stones with which the company has worked, including the Hope, Lesotho, and Vargas diamonds. Featuring archival and contemporary jewels and watches―displayed on beauties such as Elizabeth Taylor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry and, of course, Marilyn Monroe―this book presents some of the most breathtaking jewel creations and timepieces in history. 2) RIVIERA COCKTAIL by Edward Quinn (1920–1997) teNeues, 2007 English, 215 pages, 27.94 x 3.18 x 34.93 cm The French Riviera of the Fifties was an exciting place with much change in the air. Rock and roll and the bikini, existentialism, and the atom bomb. Edward Quinn chronicled a playground that was influenced by international trends, but very much its own universe. On the Riviera every night was a party...