Kenneth Jay Lane

A life spent making fake chic

Affordable glamour was at the heart of Kenneth Jay Lane’s exotic costume jewellery rhinestone, resin and gilt creations which took inspiration from high jewellers like Tiffany & Co. and Cartier. He joked that his pieces were "faque" and "junque", but the wealthy loved to mix his glass beads with their real diamonds and working girls saved up for his pearls, brooches and cuffs. His stellar clientele included Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey... Read More