For a woman at the head of the world’s most iconic jewelry company, Tiffany & Co’s design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof is the antithesis of indulgence.
Showcasing a refined sense of style so concentrated it could sit neatly on the head of a pin, the European designer du jour has been bringing her Parisian élan and flawless French style to the heart of our favourite blue boxed keepsakes since 2013.
A woman that rarely wanders from bold monochrome twin sets and dramatic cashmere turtlenecks, Francesca holds haunting similarities to Hepburn’s fawn-like features and the stern business acumen of a modern day Chanel. Championing the power of simplicity, her suit of armour is a tailored two-piece and her weapon of choice is a piece of beautiful silver wrapped skillfully around a wrist.
The woman entrusted in refracting the blinding influence of the NYC high luxe brand through a modern lens, Tiffany’s first-ever female head designer is celebrated as one of the most revered international authorities in a world dripping with diamonds, with the likes of Chanel, Fendi, Marni, Asprey and Alice Temperley just a few strings to her bow.
Spearheading a new era for design with a look that harks back to an age of elegance, we couldn’t think of any better avant garde Athena to celebrate this week. Taking a lesson in dressing on a knife’s edge, Francesca’s sense of style and love for stern tailoring is sharp enough to draw blood.
Watch and learn ladies…
When your aesthetics are so closely tied to the birthplace of fashion, only the finest couturiers will do – cue, the iconic Saint Laurent suit. A tuxedo jacket with satin lapels and a straight fit trouser that sits neatly on the hip bone, this two-piece tux is to tailoring what a princess cut is to Tiffany & Co. Worn with an effortlessly elegant white silk shirt, this poetic pairing of black and white is uplifted with a traditional black lace inlay on the sleeves.
Imperceptible under the jacket, this Hepburn shirt adds just a touch of luxury that can sit secretly out of view.
Accessorised with a pair of laser-cut leather stilettos with a mid instep heel, this ensemble means business –whilst this Roman numeral 18 carat hinged bangle celebrates the discreet opulence and underestimated power of a signature look. Harness your inner Breakfast at Tiffany’s style with a side of crimson mile cool with this rock solid look from the diamond diva, Francesca Amfitheatrof.
Pictured: VAUGHAN Hepburn shirt in Coming to Dinner, Saint Laurent classic tuxedo, Balenciaga pumps, Tiffany and Co. bangle bracelet
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