The 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring Audrey Hepburn earned her the title as a fashion icon and continues to inspire stylists everywhere. Who can forget the classic scene from the movie where Hepburn’s character Holly stood in front of Tiffany’s & Co. in New York looking in and draped in pearls? Even though most of us (and even Holly) can’t afford the high prices of Tiffany’s, it continues to remain an aspirational sanctuary that reflects timeless American glamour.
The history of Tiffany & Co. is robust and has been embedded within their collection for the last 176 years. Jewelry in my mind has always encapsulated a moment in time, defining fashion and a primary item that is passed through generations. For fall, Tiffany’s & Co. launched their new Atlas collection, which draws from their earlier collection from 1995. The collection boasts bracelets and necklaces embellished with details using Roman numerals.
The Atlas clock has continued to be a landmark for Tiffany & Co. located on Broadway in New York since 1853. Atlas was originally based off a Greek mythological character that was sentenced to carry a globe on his shoulders after losing a battle to Zeus.
The re-imagined Atlas collection sees jewelry in silver, white, rose and yellow gold. The bracelets within the collection can be best worn as a single piece for a more delicate look or stacked and paired with other bracelets you currently own for a mix of old and new. The new collection is also lighter in weight compared to the previously released collection and uses negative and positive spaces between the Roman numeral characters for contrast. Tiffany & Co.’s new collection encourages consumers to create their own style through combinations of pieces that speak to who they are and also adds a level of uniqueness to each look created.
A sizeable portion of fashion is cyclical with variations that bring it to the present. Much of what Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s remains as a quintessential foundation for styles we see today. Perhaps, the classic movie gave us an accurate portrayal of how Tiffany & Co. rouses an emotion that has kept people seeking the brilliance inside the little blue box.
“When I [feel blue] the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it. Nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then — then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name.”-Audrey Hepburn as Holly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
The Atlas collection range in price from $275-$10,000.
Amy Yew is a contributing columnist at Vancouver Courier and a fashion and style writer. Tell us what you think and submit any questions you have to email@example.com. You can also tweet your thoughts @AmyYew.
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