Τετάρτη, 18 Απριλίου 2018

 Best of: Alexandre Reza


The House of Alexandre Reza has reached a new stage and is now headed by Alexandre Reza’s son Olivier Reza. Lines are elongated, shapes are more geometrical and balanced, but grace, volumes and elegance are still very much present in Reza’s way of magnifying exceptional stones. The Alexandre Reza House prides itself on its expertise and tradition, as well as its sensitivity to beauty. More than ever, Alexandre Reza is the embodiment of high jewelry. Unlike most international jewelers, the House has chosen to stay in line with its own vision and has introduced an exclusive policy to remain open to the public through its salons in Paris only. This way, the Alexandre Reza House can concentrate on its design, stone collecting and craftsmanship, which is the essence of its activity.












































Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire: Sotheby's


A remarkable woman of our time, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire (1920-2014) led a life as extraordinary as that of her siblings, the legendary Mitford sisters. The Duchess was a woman of elegant taste and sensibility. The wonderful objects with which she lived illustrate so much of her story, from exquisite jewels gifted by her husband to a rare copy of Brideshead Revisited personally inscribed by her friend Evelyn Waugh; all tell of a life well-lived. Painted by Freud and photographed by Weber, Testino, Beaton and Parkinson, it is the contents of her final home, The Old Vicarage at Edensor on the Chatsworth estate, which perhaps paint the most vivid final portrait. This historic auction will offer fine and decorative art, jewels and the Duchess of Devonshire’s library.