At the blog mode panel at the Met two weeks ago, Harold Koda said Simon Costin's Victorian looking necklaces were two of the most discussed pieces of the exhibit. Most people who took the time to post comments were disturbed by the sperm filled vials and dried bird claws, but a few found them really beautiful - and so did we. The gothic-themed jewelry included intricate wire work, polished stones and engraved pendants, a perfect accompaniment to our white t-shirt dominated wardrobe. Unfortunately, no mere mortal, (except maybe Daphne Guinness?), could get her little hands on the pieces so we might layer a couple of these from Etsy seller Aminyitray instead. We love the seahorse to the left. There's also a microscope slide, specimen jars, and even a bobcat tooth necklace. Sorry, we couldn't find any with sperm - but we're pretty sure you'll be ok with that.
The Costume Institute's 'Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion' Showcases Its Best Pieces From the Past 10 Years
And is a "love poem" to former head curator Harold Koda.