Kenneth Jay Lane left the world
“The King of jewelery” Kenneth Jay Lane passed away at the age of 85.
Favorite jeweler of Princess Diana and Audrey Hepburn, Kenneth Jay Lane, died in New York. It was Kenneth Jay Lane who began to position jewelry as a high art.
“Diamonds are boring!” – Lane thought.
Lane began his career in the famous magazine Vogue. Later he became a designer of shoes for Christian Dior and worked with Roger Vivier and Arnold Scaasi. As a result, in 1963, after working with precious stones, the master opened his jewelry company. Thanks to work in the fashion industry, in Kenneth Jay Lane Inc. immediately appeared star fans. Ornaments from Kenneth Jay Lane selected such celebrities as the Duchess of Windsor, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn, Ivanna Trump and the first Lady of the United States.
“When I came to New York, he took me under his wing, introduced me to buyers and fashion editors, we traveled together in Egypt, he introduced me to oriental art. He was incredibly talented, and every visit to his studio was a real event “, – recalls Diane von Furstenberg.
“I lost one of my closest friends, he was an icon, a real crank with a unique view of the world and a brilliant sense of humor. Kenny was a faithful friend and unique personality, ” – says Tony Birch, Kenneth Jay Lane.