When we were at the refreshed Tiffany & Co. at The Westchester in White Plains recently for February WAG, we noticed a book by art publisher Assouline that had somehow slipped our attention. It’s “Windows at Tiffany & Co.” (2017, 80 pages), a sumptuous little volume that allows you to window-shop the luxe lifestyle emporium’s past anytime you desire.
What’s lovely about this book, photographed by Ricky Zehavi, is that it affords you an opportunity to appreciate both overall design and details that you might’ve missed as you jostled for position with admirers or simply forgotten. A signature diamond key pendant dangles from the lacy, wrought iron Vanderbilt Gate, which opens onto Christopher Young’s watercolor of Central Park in a 2012 salute to the Central Park Conservancy. A barosaurus shows off a diamond engagement ring from her tyrannosaurus rex fiancé in the red light of the American Museum of Natural History in the 2017 Valentine’s Day window “What Took You So Long?” A jewel worn in “The Great Gatsby” perches on a crescent moon in one of the starry windows paying homage to the 2013 film.
And, of course, there’s Audrey Hepburn, eternally elegant in black Givenchy, forever savoring her Danish, coffee and a window filled with diamond bracelets, after a bittersweet night on the town, in the iconic opening of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961).
Well, a girl can dream, can’t she?
For more, visit tiffany.com and look for more “Romantic Fascination” in February WAG.
– Georgette Gouveia