Spending a decade and a half as the jewellery editor of British Vogue has given Carol Woolton some unique insights into the world of jewels and gems. At an exclusive talk later this month, the jewellery expert, journalist and author will share some of her behind-the-scenes experiences of the fast-paced world of fashion magazines.
Within the pages of Vogue: The Jewellery, Woolton showcases jewels featured on the pages of British Vogue over the past century; designs that have encapsulated the fashion zeitgeist of each new age for which they were created. From fairytale romance to Jazz-age glamour, sculptural modernism to timeless elegance, each of the 300 images – taken by some of Vogue’s best photographers, including Norman Parkinson, David Bailey, Arthur Elgort, Corinne Day, Cecil Beaton and Tim Walker – has a story to tell.
Woolton is a leading authority on jewellery, having lectured and written widely on antique and modern jewellery for newspapers and magazines around the world. She is also a prolific author of jewellery books; her growing list of published works also include Fashion for Jewels: 100 years of styles and icons, Drawing Jewels for Fashion and Precious Jewels.