There isn’t a troubled socialite today whose travails can compare to those of Barbara Hutton. At least now the Woolworth heiress, lonely billionaire, Depression-era diva, seven-time divorcée, and original Poor Little Rich Girl is getting a fitting tribute. She’s the inspiration behind a jewelry capsule from Lanvin that’s every bit as opulent as the famed contents of her jewelry box. As seen at the end of Alber Elbaz’s fall collection, diamond-dotted sapphires, rubies and emeralds are reinvented as oversized versions of her private collection and set on plaques of smoked plexiglass, which subtly changes the shade of the jewels. You know, in case you weren’t already staring at them overtly.
Barbara is available in Lanvin boutiques and online