My "Breakfast at Tiffany's" with film director Baz Luhrmann and costume designer Catherine Martin

As the story goes, Audrey Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly in the iconic 1961 American romantic comedy movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" stands in front of the Fifth Avenue flagship store...





Courtesy Ricky Zehavi for Tiffany & Co.


As the story goes, Audrey Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly in the iconic 1961 American romantic comedy movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" stands in front of the Fifth Avenue flagship store while eating a croissant and ogling the magnificent jewelry in the early morning hours. Earlier this week, almost one hundred guests from around the world, including myself, were invited to relive that movie moment, with a slightly different cast of characters, as we assembled under a tent with a red carpet and stanchions set up in front of the main entrance on Fifth Avenue at eight in the morning. We were among the first to be invited to see the splendor of miniature set designs punctuated by precious jewels on display in the windows under the guise of the movie “The Great Gatsby”.



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World famous movie director Baz Lurhmann and his costume designer wife Catherine Martin co-hosted, along with Tiffany & Co., a sumptuous breakfast and press conference on the main floor following the unveiling of the flagship store windows outside. Exquisite jewelry, all of it inspired by the soon-to-be-released movie "The Great Gatsby" starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was paired with Baz Lurhmann-esque set designs, albeit on a miniature scale.    



Courtesy Ricky Zehavi for Tiffany & Co.


After the sidewalk press conference, guests were invited inside to the main floor where Tiffany silverware and tableware graced white linen tables and chairs. Elegant tiered trays on each table were filled with bite-sized tea sandwiches, cucumber canapés and quiches, along with petite muffins, breakfast pastries and tiny jigger size cups of yogurt parfaits. Black-tie waiters stood ready to serve hot coffee and tea from silver samovars set up on sideboards. 


Inspired by the artistry and glamour of the American Jazz Age, the windows are designed to reflect the iconic décor of the era using archival designs and custom pieces from the storied jeweler's collections. The windows highlight some of the exclusively designed pieces from The Great Gatsby collection, which are designed by Catherine Martin and will be available exclusively at Tiffany & Co. stores worldwide. 

The collection is also included in the company's Blue Book Collection for 2013, which is an annual presentation of the highest level of jewelry, one-of-a-kind pieces crafted in the workrooms above the store on 57th Street in New York City. 

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