WEC: Thoughts about Jewelry — Miriam Haskell Jewelry
Miriam Haskell Jewelry
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Miriam Haskell was a 20th century American costume jewelry designer whose work complimented high fashion of the day. She opened her first jewelry store in New York City in 1926 and produced jewelry through the 1960s. Haskell's creative director, Frank Hess, is usually credited as her main designer. There is some evidence that they worked in tandem, but whatever the creative breakdown, Hess was the man behind the woman. And together they created costume jewelry for celebrities and high society women. One of her most loyal celebrity customers was Joan Crawford and it is thought that Crawford owned nearly every Haskell design....