Tuesday 13th October

| BY Jack Moss

120 Years of Swarovski Book

Oh, to be dipped in Swarovski crystals. 120 years of them, like a historical all-over body vajazzle. What a fabulous thought. Alas, we realise that this is probably not possible. But, here’s the next best thing – a Rizzoli-published tome book celebrating Swarovski’s landmark birthday: Swarovski: Celebrating a History of Collaborations in Fashion, Jewelry, Performance, and Design. According to our good friend Mr Press Release, “For over 120 years, Swarovski crystals have had a multifaceted significance, used as a creative ingredient by coveted brands around the world.” And this book is a celebration of that fact – documenting everything from collaborations with Prada, Dior and Chanel to Michael Jackson’s bejewelled glove. And, if that were not enough, there is an introduction by the always-insightful Suzy Menkes. Here’s to the next 120 years!

Swarovski: Celebrating a History of Collaborations in Fashion, Jewelry, Performance, and Design by Deborah Landis and Vivienne Beck is published by Rizzoli

www.swarovski.com