Last week in Florence at a modern white open space in the Galleria Antonella Villanova, jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez Fendi presented her first ever exhibition. She called it, fittingly, The Delphinarium.
At just 24, and having only designed jewelry for the past five years, she’s young to be presenting a retrospective of her past 10 collections. If you didn’t know her work and talent, it might even sound audacious. But Delettrez is one of the most imaginative talents around–and the exhibition she conceived of to present her jewelry was modest–not to mention clever, inventive, and slightly creepy. With live animals, to boot.