February 2012

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PHOTO: BARTHOLOMEW COOKE

Incomparable design wizard Tony Duquette subscribed to the philosophy that too much is never enough. In his myriad schemes for sets, costumes, interiors, furniture and jewelry, he fearlessly gilded the lily—and then sprinkled it with gems and pixie dust. The new 20-piece Tony Duquette for Coach jewelry collection honors the style and spirit of the late maestro with a riot of colored Swarovski crystals and semiprecious stones.

At $498, this floral bib necklace, inspired by a custom Duquette design for the Duchess of Windsor, is the costliest piece in the limited edition, which starts out with a $48 ladybug stick pin. Either way, it's a small price to pay for a bit of old-school Hollywood glam. Coach stores and coach.com. —Mayer Rus