A Crystal Affair

What’s shiny, crystal, and Swarovski all over? We can answer this one. On Tuesday, May 21st our 9 2013 CFDA Swarovski nominees congregated at the deftly curated boutique, Five Story, located in New York’s Upper East Side. Each nominee took to the task of creating objets d’Art using Swarovski crystals, with proceeds benefiting Free Arts NYC. And, as a testament to the creative spirit of these nominees—each took an object that would otherwise be considered ordinary, and made it extraordinary. There was certainly no shortage of conversation topics, as party-goers swirled the room in awe of objects ranging from Suno’s Swarovski-festooned cactus and knives from Cushnie et Ochs to Pamela Love’s crystal-emblazoned arrows.

And you might have to re-think your current lot of New Balance sneakers, iPad, and the vases in your home after viewing unique crystal creations from Todd Snyder, Irene Neuwirth, and Jennifer Meyer. The same sentiment goes for Public School’s embellished bike. We may have ended the evening hailing a taxi on Fifth Avenue, but our minds were gripping the handle bars of a crystal two-wheeler.


All photographs derived from Billy Farrell Agency.