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It’s prom season, I’m seeing from the spate of recent news stories about the rising cost of proms. A story on Yahoo’s The Lookout calls prom costs “genuinely silly. Another on NorthJersey.com contends that because girls are trying to emulate movie stars, the price is rising. The Houston Chronicle report on a survey by Visa simply acknowledges that prom is becoming a big production.
I admit it: The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner is one of my favorite fashion “shows.” Famous faces from media, government, and entertainment gathering together for a “toast ‘n roast”? You gotta love it. But seeing what the A-listers wear to that formal is icing on the cake. And last Saturday night’s standout jewelry choice? Drop earrings. They were a huge trend, yet, frankly, not a huge surprise to me. Because in February, exhibitors at the globalDESIGN Jewelry Show in Philadelphia told me drops were on every buyer’s most-wanted list. Hands-down, the dangle earring was globalDESIGN’s best-seller.
The release date for the film “The Great Gatsby” (originally set for Christmas 2012) is approximately 10 days away and those of us in the jewelry industry who have been writing about it since we first got wind of Baz Luhrmann’s remake have witnessed a trend in the making. I do believe that this has set a precedent as the trend has spread long before the movie has even hit the silver screen. For over a year, we have seen this direction take shape on the runways and red carpets in fine and fashion jewelry, in gowns and ready-to-wear, hair accessories and hosiery. The styles of The Jazz Age are already in stores and at all different price points.