Why I Love Elsa Peretti’s Tiffany & Co. Bone Cuff

Liza Minnelli wearing a large silver Bone Cuff.
Photo: by @ruvenafanador

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Tiffany & Co.’s “Bone Cuff” bracelet. Designed by Elsa Peretti in the 1970s, it’s a thick piece of metal molded in the anatomical shape of a wrist. Personally, I think it highlights one of the sexiest, most elegant parts of the human body in a way that’s powerful and slightly ostentatious, and I’ve wanted one for a very long time.

There was a big influencer marketing campaign around the bracelet earlier this year, which made me question whether I actually desired it, or if the algorithm was just playing tricks on me. But the Bone Cuff has always been an object of my affection. I’ve seen it on the wrists of so many stylish women I admire: Liza Minnelli, Sophia Loren, Grace Jones. It reminds me of Wonder Woman’s bracelets,

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Tiffany Buyer LVMH Reports a Vigorous Q3 Rebound Despite COVID

European fashion and luxury goods giant LVMH Moet Hennessy (OTC:LVMHF), which is currently involved in a prolonged and uncertain acquisition of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF), reported its third-quarter 2020 results earlier today. While still down from Q3 2019, according to the press release, the company’s metrics reveal a strong rebound in sales across most categories.

Organic revenue plunged 38% year over year in the second quarter but was only down 7% in Q3, showing the speed at which sales are returning. A breakdown of business activity by sector indicates LVMH is actually ahead of 2019 in its Fashion & Leather Goods segment, with a 12% revenue rise year over year. Wines & Spirits has almost recovered, with a 3% decline compared to 2019.

A young woman indicating luxury jewelry inside a glass showcase.

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While Perfume & Cosmetics and Watches & Jewelry are still down 16% and 14%, respectively, from last

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Fashion photographer Richard Avedon’s life was far from glamorous

It was easy to envy — even hate — Richard Avedon.

The legendary photographer, who died in 2004, traveled around the world shooting the most fabulous fashions, the most magnificent models, the most scintillating stars. He hobnobbed with Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Hutton. His artistic peers — shutterbugs like Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander — as well as critics scoffed or seethed at his lavishness, his four-story townhouse, fancy museum shows and commercial ad work. It didn’t help that he could be self-aggrandizing, with his expensive, overstuffed coffee table books and blown-up, larger-than-life prints.

Model Dovima poses in front of “Dovima with Elephants” — one of Avedon’s most famous fashion photos.
Model Dovima poses in front of “Dovima with Elephants” — one of Avedon’s most famous fashion photos.Brownie Harris/Corbis via Getty Images

Yet, underneath all that glitter and gloss, Avedon’s personal life was much messier, and more human.

“He suffered,” said Philip Gefter, who has written the new biography of Avedon, “What

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Surging Vuitton sales boost LVMH despite pandemic woes

PARIS (Reuters) – Recovering sales of Louis Vuitton handbags helped LVMH LVMH.PA contain the fallout from the coronavirus crisis in the third quarter, as the world’s biggest luxury goods group reported a smaller-than-expected drop in revenues.

FILE PHOTO: A Louis Vuitton logo is seen outside a store on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

LVMH has like peers been hurt by the pandemic, and the French conglomerate has also hit the headlines as it seeks to walk away from its planned acquisition of U.S. jeweller Tiffany TIF.N in the midst of the crisis.

But LVMH has proved more resilient than some of its smaller peers, despite travel restrictions and store closures that have affected the whole industry, and its shares are only down 3% since the beginning of the year.

On Thursday, LVMH said its overall comparable sales fell

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