The day after the Oscars in Los Angeles is quiet. It feels like New Year’s Day. This is mainly a one industry town and people here are either working Oscar night or partying at all the events. There are high-profile parties after the Academy Awards like the Vanity Fair bash. And there are after-parties to the after-parties that are as exclusive as it gets. Madonna holds one. So, do Beyoncé and Jay Z. Not many pictures make it out of these events.
Rihanna went to Bey and Jay’s party at the Chateau Marmont along with celebs including J. Lo, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Adam Driver, Drake and many more. For the party RiRi put together an amazing look with her stylist Jahleel Weaver. She wore an animal printed mini dress by Alexandre Vauthier Couture and a pile of jewels including a pair of earrings by one of the hottest names in High Jewelry right now, Emmanuel Tarpin. The bold Seashell designs are composed of diamonds, gold and black matte aluminum.
If you are thinking they might be affordable because they are made of aluminum? They are not. The price falls into the category of “If you have to ask…” If you would still like more information drop Emmanuel a line on his website or contact the Siegelson Gallery in New York.
So who is Emmanuel Tarpin? The Frenchman began his career in jewelry at the very highest level, in the workshops of Van Cleef & Arpels. In 2017 when he was just 25, he launched a capsule collection. The extraordinary sculptural aluminum and gold earrings are inspired by nature, leaves, flowers and the swirls found in the art of Andy Goldsworthy. Each piece is punctuated in a painterly way with gems. When Emmanuel began to show his jewels to key industry people and collectors, word about the work spread rapidly. Last month, he received the Rising Star Award from Fashion Group International and the Breakthrough Designer of the Year at the Town & Country Jewelry Awards.
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