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Tiara
     

Tiara

by Diana Scarisbrick, Museum of Fine Arts (Other)
 

The tiara has played a glittering role in the lives of the elegant and extravagantfrom the doe-eyed Audrey Hepburn in the film classic Roman Holiday to generations of England's royal family—representing the height of sophisticated glamour. Worn for centuries by nobility and high society, tiaras are enjoying renewed popularity among today's movie stars

Overview

The tiara has played a glittering role in the lives of the elegant and extravagantfrom the doe-eyed Audrey Hepburn in the film classic Roman Holiday to generations of England's royal family—representing the height of sophisticated glamour. Worn for centuries by nobility and high society, tiaras are enjoying renewed popularity among today's movie stars and modern brides. Created in conjunction with an exhibition of tiaras at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this magnificent volume showcases more than 75 of the world's most exquisite tiaras adorned with everything from delicate feathers to ornately decorated, gold fleur-di-lis scrollwork set in diamonds, pearls, and sapphires. An essay by Diana Scarisbrick, curator of the exhibition, traces the tiara's history, and dozens of photographs show tiaras worn by Russian princesses, British royalty, American socialites, and many others. Taking a lighter, popular culture approach to a traditionally high fashion subject, Tiara will delight aficionados as well as those less familiar with the tiara's artistry, who will be astonished by the array of styles, shapes, and showstoppers from around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811827171
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Diana Scarisbrick the curator of the Spring 2000 exhibition Crowning Glories: Two Centuries of Tiaras at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. An art historian specializing in the history of jewelry and cameo cutting, she is the author of four books on historic and fine jewelry. She lives in London.

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