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StyleWeek's VIP Tiffany & Co. designer fashion and jewelry installation

A line of Giuseppe Zanotti shoes wait in the back room as the models prepare for the fashion show.

Photo courtesy of Todd Lee
A line of Giuseppe Zanotti shoes wait in the back room as the models prepare for the fashion show. Photo courtesy of Todd Lee

StyleWeek Providence, which occurred on June 6-12th, was one of the largest fashion weeks in New England's history. The week's events included over a dozen runway shows as well as after event soirees and VIP affairs. One of the week's most exclusive events was on Wednesday, June 9th at Tiffany & Co.

Three of the evening's models pose at Tiffany & Co.'s VIP fashion installation during StyleWeek.
Todd Lee Photography

As one of StyleWeek Providence's Platinum sponsor's, Tiffany & Co. combined their support with their loyal customer base and opened their doors for a VIP invitation-only fashion and jewelry installation.

The guests arrived as champagne flowed freely from the bar and waitstaff passed a selection of hors d'oeuvres throughput the store's Providence Place location. Five of the area's top models participated in a fashion installation where they each displayed Tiffany & Co.'s most upscale and exclusive jewels. In an assortment of gold, silver, and platinum, the models showcased two looks of jewelry each. Many of the selected pieces were from the popular Tiffany Key and Paloma Picasso collections. One of the evening's highlights was Paloma's Marrakesh tassel pendant; the Moroccan inspired piece features 18k gold with turquoise, lapis lazuli, and round brilliant diamonds for $12,500.

The models were each styled to reflect the store's classic yet dynamic appeal; clad in black and white palates they each resembled a contemporary take on Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Two models wore dresses selected from Edition by Geroges Chakra to represent the fashion forward Tiffany & Co. customer. One dress featured a suit jacket lapel which was styled to create a femininely romantic sweetheart neckline. The other dress was a simple yet elegant taffeta black party dress accented by a runway style white bolero jacket which added drama and mystique.

Two additional dresses were selected from Dina Bar-El to display the elegant, demure side of shopping at Tiffany & Co. One ivory dress featured a high, almost sailor neckline with a deep V in the back adding intrigue while another form fitting dress of black and white satin offered an elegant draped neckline for character.

The last dress came from Providence's own high-end shop, Dorothy Williams, and reflected the younger, playful customer. The white dress was perfect for prom or any soirée and featured white jacquard material accented with a classic black bow at the waist.

To top off the ensembles, models walked the floor wearing designer shoes from Giuseppe Zanotti Boston, one of StyleWeek Providence's Gold Sponsors. Many of the shoes featured shimmering crystals which shined as bright as the diamonds in the jewelry cases. One of the evening's most asked about pair was a black strappy open toed bootie, the top of the ankle adorned by dozens of clear diamond-cut crystals.

The party was well attended by Providence's and Boston's who's who. Many of StyleWeek's designers stopped in including Samuel Vartan, Sarah Prost, David Chum, as well as Project Runway's Jonathan Joseph Peters. Some of the Providence crowd included The Rhode Show's anchor Elizabeth Hopkins and producer Ashley Erling. Boston fashion veterans included StyleWeek Providence's Advisory Board member Kathleen Golden McAndrew and Kathy Benharrris.

As the evening went on, guests transitioned from petite lobster rolls to petifores. The evening's attendees enjoyed the party and fashion installation tremendously as many of the looks were purchased right off the models! Peter Englehart concluded the evening with a speech of recognition thanking Rosanna Ortiz Sinel, StyleWeek's founder, as well as her team and other contributors.

In the event you missed the fashion installation, feel free to check out Tiffany & Co.'s website to see the popular Key and Paloma Picasso collections as well as many other estate worthy pieces. Interested fashionistas can check out the website for Georges Chakra and view Edition by Georges Chakra under ready to wear. Dina Bar-El designs can be purchased directly from their website whereas local customers can stop into Dorothy Williams for their fashion fix.

StyleWeek guests received a special shopping discount for Giuseppe Zanotti of Boston. Didn't receive a discount card? Contact Christina K Pierce in reference to StyleWeek and Giuseppe Zanotti in addition to other shopping tips, promotions, and special discounts!

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