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Monday, March 5, 2012

A Gold Star For Gwyneth

A Gold Star For Gwyneth

Gwyneth Paltrow, wearing a white Tom Ford column dress and matching cape, was an absolute standout at last night’s Oscar ceremonies. Earlier in the month, the designer had indicated to British Vogue that one of the dresses for the collection he just showed at London fashion week would be on the red carpet—an out-of-character move for Ford, who usually likes to keep his dresses under wraps until they hit stores. Gwyneth, however, was lucky enough to convince him otherwise.

Enough about the chic dress; what about the cuff and eye-catching ring she paired with it? We found out they are both the work of New York-based jewelry designer Anna Hu—a favorite of stars like Madonna (who used Hu’s jewels in her film, W.E.), Hilary Swank, and Oprah Winfrey. “I was speechless,” the designer, who worked under the legendary Harry Winston head designer Maurice Galli and then founded her namesake haute joaillerie line in 2008, tells “Gwyneth was so beautiful and breathtaking in white. And to see her in my jewels was the greatest birthday present I could image.” The one-of-a-kind Hearts of Winter cuff ($1,000,000) is made up of 2,368 rose-cut diamonds, which total 163 carats; the Duchess Hibiscus double-hoop ring ($160,000) is made up of diamonds and purple sapphires.


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