Cryptograph, a luxury and celebrity NFT auction space, is getting ready to unveil the first in a collection of five model-centric images shot by fashion and art photographer Ellen von Unwerth. The subjects of her work are Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.
Introducing Luxury Women to Watch 2022
Luxury Daily annually honors smart women executives who show the potential to make a difference next year in the luxury business. This year’s list features 26 honorees who have set ambitious goals to achieve in a luxury market that, while growing, is also challenged by the ever-present COVID-19 pandemic and rapid changes in consumer behavior and technology.
This Rare ‘Pigeon’s Blood’ Ruby Ring Could Reach $4.5 Million at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction
The legendary “pigeon’s blood” ruby is poised to make a giant splash at Christie’s this fall.Two pieces of high jewelry featuring the exceedingly rare red gemstone will go under the gavel at the Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction on November 28.
Patek Philippe Just Dropped 3 New Chronographs Featuring High Complications
Patek Philippe just dropped a trio of chonographs, each with a secondary complication: one with a perpetual calendar (Ref. 5204R-011), one with an annual calendar (Ref. 5905/1A-001), and a third with Patek’s iconic world time (Ref. 5930P-001). One of them is stainless steel, a rare metal for Patek Philippe, and two have dials in shades of green, which couldn’t be more on trend. The Ref. 5905/1A-001 ($59,140) pairs a self-winding flyback chronograph with an annual calendar.
The Birkin Bag Gets an Update
In 1984, the English actress Jane Birkin hopped on an Air France flight from Paris to London. As she hurried down the aisle, the contents of her handbag spilled to the floor. Luckily, she happened to be sitting next to Jean-Louis Dumas, then the executive chairman of Hermès, and somewhere over the English Channel, the two came up with the design for her now-iconic namesake carryall, which they sketched out together while on board.
Dolce & Gabbana Bets on Independent Future After China Stumble
Dolce & Gabbana Srl plans to remain independent to preserve its creative freedom, even as the Italian fashion house claws back sales lost to the pandemic and a bungled ad campaign in China. The privately held label is a favorite of investment bankers looking to drum up interest in a potential deal, but the Milan-based company has no intention of changing its stand-alone status, said Chief Executive Officer Alfonso Dolce.
1017 ALYX 9SM Releases Gold and Rose Gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Watches
Following their stainless steel release, 1017 ALYX 9SM and Mad Paris have now reconnected for a duo of new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches. Coming in Gold and Rose Gold, both custom watches are centered around a tonal look designed by Matthew M Williams.
Luxury London property: Charles de Gaulle's $20.4m Hampstead mansion
he National’s London luxury property series serves to whet the appetite, and this month’s offering in the leafy London idyll of Hampstead is a quintessentially British building with a Gallic twist.
Banksy’s Shredded Artwork Just Resold at Sotheby’s for $25.4M USD
Banksy‘s shredded artwork, Love is in the Bin, just resold at Sotheby’s for $25.4m USD. That is an almost 18 times increase of the $1.4m USD it initially sold for on that unforgettable moment in the history of contemporary art. The winning bid was over three times Sotheby’s presale estimate and sold to an anonymous Asian collector.