The event: New York-based jewelry designer Wilfredo Rosado and Los Angeles boutique Just One Eye joined forces in Paris on Tuesday to celebrate Rosado’s new collection with an intimate dinner at Caviar Kaspia. Rosado’s jewels are celebrity favorites and have been spotted on Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts and Rihanna, among other A-listers.
Why Paris? “I felt Paris was the right place for me to show my collection,” said Rosado. “I have an atelier in Paris. Everything there is done by hand.”
Meanwhile Paola Russo, co-founder of Just One Eye, was in Paris to view showings of the men’s, resort, pre-fall and select haute couture collections. She decided to put together a dinner for Rosado, since the store carries the line and plans to soon set up a boutique section dedicated to it.
“We’ve had overwhelming success with his collection in our store,” said Just One Eye buyer Farrah Katina, who confessed an initial nervousness because of the jewelry’s lofty price tags.
The crowd: Rosado and Russo welcomed guests including couturier Alexandre Vauthier, Hervé Leger founder Hervé Leroux, actress Clara Paget, jeweler Eugenie Niarchos, model Lily McMenamy, star hairstylist John Nollet and fashion stylist Tina Leung.
The jewels: For the new collection, ranging in price from $15,000 to $560,000, Rosado said he took inspiration from the artist Cy Twombly. “It’s really about this sort of frenzy in his artwork,” Rosado said, describing one piece as having “an insane scribbling effect using gold and diamonds.“
The scene: Guests gathered for champagne in the intimate space on the restaurant’s second floor, where we chatted with the creator of the brand Herve Leger, who now designs under the name Herve L. Leroux, about the origins of his iconic bandage dresses.
“I saw these shining Lurex bands in the garbage, and I said, ‘Can I have them?’” he recalled. “I started putting the bands on a mannequin, and it was an immediate success.” His Herve L. Leroux line, he said, consists of “sexy, elegant, still hugging-body dresses,” worn by stars such as Taylor Swift and Salma Hayek.