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Haute Couture "Collier" Statement Necklace Nina Ricci Paris c.1970

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Contemporary chic and fashion current sculptural statement Haute Couture collier (necklace) by William de Lillo for Nina Ricci, Paris. The special necklace is comprised out of genuine polished agate beads in an array of luminous hues of orange, cream and green. The necklace is accented by large taupe silk cord knotted buttons, which add depth and elevate the collier to it's Haute Couture category. A scarce and unique masterpiece for any true collector of Haute Couture. Mr. de Lillo worked for Tiffany and Harry Winston before forming de Lillo ltd. in the 1960's with former Miriam Haskell head designer Robert Clark. Both Mr. de Lillo and Mr. Clark provided jewelry for American fashion designer Bill Blass, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt, Liberace, Liza Minnelli to name a few. Later in life, the dynamic duo moved to the South of Frace where they collaborated with Nina Ricci, Schiaparelli and Yves Saint Laurent to name a few. Note: I am a reputable fashion historian and collector, and I guarantee the authenticity and provenance of this piece. The Haute Couture necklace came from the William de Lillo Archive, it was made in Paris and worn on the Nina Ricci defile in Paris in 1970 Fall and it has been stored since. Signed de Lillo on it's metal hang-tag.

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  • Creator
    William de Lillo for Nina Ricci Paris
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    The Haute Couture necklace came from the William de Lillo Archive, it was worn on a Nina Ricci defile in Paris in 1970 and it has been stored since.
  • Dimensions
    H 1.75 in. x D 15.50 in.H 44.45 mm x D 393.7 mm
  • Length
    15.50 in. (393.7 mm)
  • Seller Location
    Palm Springs, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU124014811263
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