November 9, 2012
Kenneth Jay Lane
The “King of Costume Jewelry,” Kenneth Jay Lane, has certainly earned his royal moniker: after 50 years in the business, KJL’s unique pieces have been spotted on everyone from Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie O. to Carolina Herrera and Audrey Hepburn, not to mention countless members of actual royalty! Of his illustrious jewelry career, Lane reflects: “Isn’t it wonderful to still love designing jewelry after 50 years? By now, I’ve learned a few things!” The legendary designer’s career certainly deserves to be celebrated in the same style of “elegance, luxury, and good taste” that he built his brand on. So zip up that cocktail dress, slip on a few KJL classics, and join us in celebrating a half-century of chic. —H.B.