Jean Schlumberger: The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Famous for his inventive interpretations of animal and botanical subjects, artist-jeweler Jean Schlumberger (1907-1987) played a key role in 20th-century fashion with his vibrant sculptural designs for whimsical jewelry and accessories. After beginning his career crafting costume jewelry for designer Elsa Schiaparelli in 1930s Paris, Schlumberger opened his own private salon at Tiffany & Co. in the mid-1950s and began attracting celebrity clients, including Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, and Jacqueline Kennedy. This stylish catalog presents highlights from the unrivaled collection of Schlumberger's work given to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
author Kristie Couser
category Jewelry Design Books