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Synopsis: They glitter, they dazzle, they fool the eye, but one thing is certain: they are all concocted by the world's most beloved and successful designer of costume jewelry, Kenneth Jay Lane.
In Kenneth Jay Lane: Faking It, the designer tells us in his own words about his remarkable career and equally remarkable life. The entertainment begins as Lane recalls his transformation in the early 1960s from a shoe designer for Christian Dior to his rookie period designing jewelry for Hattie Carnegie. Knowing "everybody" was the best way to build a career, and this bon vivant has been fortunate to combine life and work into one seamless string of delightful adventures, all of them wonderfully told.
We learn of Kenneth Jay Lane's friendships with Diana Vreeland and the Duchess of Windsor; with First Ladies Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Barbara Bush, and Nancy Reagan; and with such legendary film greats as Audrey Hepburn and Claudette Colbert - all of whom inspired and wore so many of his jeweled creations and are seen here in period photographs. Not only did women influence the designer, but so did his various travels and his great interest in art. From the markets of India to the Crown Jewels of England and the world's great jewelry houses, Faberge and Cartier among them, Kenneth Jay Lane has found scores of ideas for his celebrated creations.
Paired with Lane's charmingly told anecdotes are dazzling photographs of his jewelry.
From Booklist: Unabashedly, Lane admits in his memoir to having borrowed the designs of Bulgari, Schlumberger, and David Webb, among other precious-jewelry creators, for his fashion-worthy fakes. But to own just a few Lane pieces is to live vicariously in the company of Barbara Bush, the late Jackie O., Madonna, Princess Di, and others, and, more important, to possess the cachet of style. As is to be expected, the breathless reporting in this autobiography (written with a cowriter) flits from one topic to the next, one name to another, as readers try to follow, in some sequence, the exact life of KJL after his graduation from the Rhode Island School of Design. Ultimately, though, most will surrender to admiring the photography of John Bigelow Taylor, enjoying the celebrity tales, and wondering what such a collection would bring at auction. Barbara Jacobs
Title: Kenneth Jay Lane: Faking It
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Book Description Abrams, Inc. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0810935791I4N00
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Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1996. Board. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. 8vo with 160 pages. The book and DJ are in very good condition very slight shelf wear. Interior clean and tight. The spie is pink with white text. Size: 8vo. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 026882
Book Description New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1996., 1996. 160 pages. Hardcover: H 23.5cm x L 22.75cm. Dust jacket rubbed. Black cloth with vibrant metallic purple stamped lettering to spine and front board. Interior pages are bright and clean. Binding is firm. A near fine copy in a very good+ dust jacket. With Foreword by Suzy (aka Suzy Knickerbocker, pseudonym of Aileen Mehle) and 147 illustrations of which 88 are color plates. ISBN 0810935791. Seller Inventory # D17-5879
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Jacket has minimal general wear and no tears. Book very clean. Binding tight. 160pp Size: 230mm x 230mm. Seller Inventory # 018505
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: near fine/near fine. 160pp. 147 illustrations including 88 plates in full color. SIGNED by author on front endpaper. Seller Inventory # 42475