Springs to Life

Focus of SWFL - - Fashion & Style - Pho­tog­ra­phy by An­drew H. Walker Dim­itrios Kam­bouris Carl­ton Davis

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Glit­ter­ing with 1920’s piz­zazz, the Jazz Age re­turned for one spec­tac­u­lar evening, sum­moned by Tiffany & Co. to ig­nite the Blue Book Ball. The cham­pagne-fu­eled cel­e­bra­tion was held in honor of the 2013 Blue Book Col­lec­tion of Tiffany’s most breath­tak­ing jewels, in­spired by the Roar­ing Twen­ties that trans­formed fash­ion and cul­ture. The pre­em­i­nent jew­eler then and now, Tiffany de­signed the jewels that epit­o­mized glam­our and lit up posh Man­hat­tan sup­per clubs. %OuH %RRN RYHr­flRZV ZLWK GLDPRQGV rHflHFWLQJ WKH RSuOHQW IDVKLRQ DQG VurJH RI FrHDWLYH HQHrJy WKDW GH­fiQHG WKH SHrLRG. 7KH VKHHr Hx­uEHrance of this mag­i­cal mo­ment in Amer­i­can life per­vaded Rock­e­feller Cen­ter®, scene of the Blue Book Ball that took place within a 31-footh­igh Tiffany Blue Box® cov­er­ing the cen­ter’s fa­mous 15,000-square­foot ice rink. In his re­marks, Michael J. Kowal­ski, chair­man and CEO of Tiffany & Co., said, “The Jazz Age was a time of great en­ergy and cre­ativ­ity. All eyes looked to New York for the lat­est in mu­sic and style. As the city’s firVW JrHDW MHZHOHr, 7LIIDQy SrRYLGHG WKH GLDPRQGV IRr WKLV QRQVWRS party—and I am happy to say, we still do. So it is with plea­sure and grat­i­tude that we cel­e­brate this mem­o­rable chap­ter in Amer­i­can life, in the city where it all be­gan—and with our di­a­monds that are still the world’s most beau­ti­ful.” The ap­prox­i­mately 400 guests in­cluded celebri­ties Gwyneth Pal­trow, Kate Hud­son, Jessica Biel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ca­rina Lau, Alice Eve, Poppy Delev­ingne, Peter and Harry Brant, Doutzen Kroes and Hi­lary 5KRGD; DORQJ ZLWK &DrHy 0uOOLJDQ (VWDr RI WKH uSFRPLQJ fiOP 7KH Great Gatsby), Baz Luhrmann (di­rec­tor, pro­ducer, and co-writer of The Great Gatsby) and Cather­ine Martin (cos­tume and pro­duc­tion de­signer of The Great Gatsby). Guests dis­em­barked at Fifth Av­enue and pro­ceeded along the prom­e­nade, which was bathed in Tiffany Blue, to­ward a berib­boned en­trance to an el­e­gant sup­per club tai­lor-made for Jazz Age rev­elry.

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