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March 26, 1988 - Image 56

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-03-26

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FABULOUS FAKES

Giacca
Is Hard To Find.

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But to those who always seem to know the best places to shop,
it's a favorite stop. Fun, Creative, Women's high fashion. An entire
store filled with fashion coordinates for any season.
What makes Giacca Special? They design, create, and
manufacture everything you see. Visit today and see what the
secret's all about. Located next to Capital Drugs in the Franklin
Plaza in Southfield.

358-4085 •

M-F 10-4, Sat. 10-3
29107 Northwestern • Second entrance from 12 Mile

FOR THOSE WITH
DISCRIMINATING TASTE ..

IT ONLY
LOOKS EXPENSIVE .. .

TRUE FAUX

JE LRY

280 N. Woodward, In The Great American Building
Birmingham • llchigan • 433-1150

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IN STYLE

Diana and the Duchess of York,
Sarah Ferguson.
Not long ago, Audrey
Hepburn refused real gems and
opted for Lane's ersatz baubles
for a Blackgama fur ad. His
glitzier products have been
worn on Dynasty, Falcon Crest
and the daytime soaps, too.
Strikingly attired in a Dijon
mustard colored suit, fashioned
by his London tailor, and
accented by a black shirt and
pale yellow silk tie with red
polka dots, the outfit looks
better than it sounds. It is
precisely the sort of ensemble
that has earned Kenneth Jay
Lane a place in the
International Best Dressed
Men's Hall of Fame.
His faux jewelry has also
garnered honors and awards,
among them the (industry's
highest but now defunct) Coty
American Fashion Critics
Special Award for "Outstanding
Contribution to Fashion." He
has created jewelry for Diana
Vreeland for the Costume
Institute exhibits at New York's
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Other awards have come from
Neiman-Marcus, Harper's
Bazaar and within the industry
itself.
The late New York Tribune
fashion columnist Eugenia
Shepard wrote in 1963 that
"Kenneth Jay Lane's rise in the
costume jewelry world has been
nothing short of a comet."
Since that time, with the
exception of a few not too
spectacular business years and
the sale of his business to the
Kenton Company and
subsequent buy-back, Lane has
pretty much remained at the
helm of the costume jewelry
business.
How has he worn his
success?
There are assorted opinions
about this but one thing that
has undergone great change
since his Detroit departure in
1952 is his accent. Why, it
sounds almost British. And

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