Vogue: Spring/Summer 2014 trends: Jewelry

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Since 2008, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccoli, the design duo behind Valentino, have had the label’s dedicated following in raptures with their choices of fine fabrics, use of lace and the absolute elegance of those floor-grazing gowns that skim the wearer’s figure just-so. For Spring/Summer 2014, ethnic embroidery in turquoise and coral replaced brocade and suede fringed tunics, good-girl black dresses. In terms of jewelry, Fall/Winter 2014’s girls with pearl earrings were looking to the stars with zodiac pendants worn doubled around the neck or wrist. The most desirable and interesting talismans we’ve seen for a while.

By Anne-Sophie Mallard, translated by Kate Matthams-Spencer, Rachel Huber, Aimée Grant Cumberbatch and Holly Meehan

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Delfina Delettrez’s talisman jewels at Fendi

While Delettrez herself has become a fixture on the Fendi front row, often appearing at the label’s shows with one of her brooches pinned to her lapel, her influence has also come to be felt on the Fendi runway itself. This year marks a first for Silvia Fendi, accessories director at Fendi and inheritor of the Fendi family business, and Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld, as the pair have opted to bring the designer on board to design the jewelry for the house’s Spring/ Summer 2014 ready-to-wear collection. The result was a slew of looks boasting all the finesse and detail that have long characterized Delettrez’s own brand. Think crystal embellishments, touches of fur and a special nod to the Fendi house DNA in the shape of talisman design jewelry. And what could be better for a house that since its founding in 1925 has respected family ties?

By Anne-Sophie Mallard, translated by Kate Matthams-Spencer, Rachel Huber, Aimée Grant Cumberbatch and Holly Meehan

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