We're not huge on sparkles, but when talents like menswear great Simon Spurr, Fenton/Fallon jewelry master Dana Lorenz and It-designers Prabal Gurung and Joseph Altuzarra create with crystals, we take notice.
This morning's breakfast at Swarovski's Creative Service Center--which is kind of like a candy store for designers who love crystals instead of kids who love sweets--celebrated the new shine-heavy capsule collection created by the foursome, along with Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Eddie Borgo, Richard Chai and Patrick Ervell. Each designer, natch, is nominated for the CFDA's Swarovski Award in his or her respective category.
At Swarovski, we got to check out the drawers and drawers of fancy accoutrements used in the company's collections, which include collaborations with industry stalwarts like Karl Lagerfeld. Then it was time to view the nominees' pieces, displayed nearby in one of Bergdorf Goodman's choice windows.
We're particularly fond of Lorenz's tough-but-pretty choker (shown) and Altuzarra's tux, but really, it's all good. Like, "worth a trip to Bergdorf's to check out the window" good. But for a virtual close-up, see our gallery below.