When Joan Rivers coined the phrase “Who are you wearing?” at the 1995 Academy Awards, designers the world over began seriously vying for their share of the Red Carpet. And no brand has done more to raise the profile of fine jewelry on the carpet than Fred Leighton, the go-to jeweler for one-of-a-kind vintage and estate jewels that epitomize Old Hollywood glamour.
So it’s no surprise that Fred Leighton jewels dominated Monday night’s 2015 Met Gala, the annual benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of New York’s Costume Institute. Fans of Fred were out in full force…proving once again that this New York party is every bit as glamorous as any international award show. Period.
Fred Leighton is renowned for its extraordinary collection of vintage and estate jewels from the greatest design periods of jewelry’s history. Ranging from the Georgian and Victorian periods through the Edwardian and Art Deco eras to the design of the mid-20th Century, the Fred Leighton Estate Jewels feature beautiful works and signed pieces by the greatest makers in jewelry history.
Fred Leighton jewels are collectible yet wearable, curated with care to reflect the belief that great design is timeless and style is eternal. The company has long held that wonderful jewelry is fashion’s best accessory, and that the one-of-a-kind jewels in its collection are each as rare as the woman who wears them.
In addition, Fred Leighton is also known for its signature fine jewelry creations from the 21st Century. The Fred Leighton Collection combines the design aesthetic of the past with the finest materials and craftsmanship available today.
According to Jonathan Dorfman of Dorfman Jewelers, the exclusive salon for Fred Leighton jewelry in Boston: “Fred Leighton is a hit in our store. Our clientele is international — but what attracts them is not just the red carpet jewelry, but also their contemporary pieces. Why? It’s the essence of style: glamorous, yet tasteful, and beautifully crafted.”
Here are several spectacular jewels, as seen on the 2015 Met Gala Red Carpet in New York, brought to you by Fred Leighton.