November 19, 2012
The Duchess of Windsor, Jacqueline Kennedy, Diana Vreeland, Elizabeth Taylor, Doris Duke, and Babe Paley—we’re not just name-dropping here, these influential women are a few of legendary jeweler David Webb’s loyal (not to mention royal) customers. The aforementioned Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue editrix Diana Vreeland was rarely seen without her zebra cuff. Speaking of animals, Webb was as famous for his coterie of prominent patrons as he was his menagerie of creature bijoux. From a diamond-encrusted tiger bangle to a pair of ruby-eyed monkeys caught in a romantic embrace, the esteemed designer’s fauna proclivities live on in this spring 2013 collection. These glinting creations will transform even the most faithful wallflower into a social animal at her next event. —M.M.