Monday, October 1, 2007
In other Barneys news, jewelry designer Kazuko has died at the age of 65, reportedly of esophageal cancer. Kazuko’s wire-wrapped “healing crystal” pieces have dominated the front-of-the-store jewelry display case at Barneys in New York for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure anyone bought one of those pieces after style icon Tina Chow died in 1992 but there they were, a reminder of the glamorous ’80s. If you’re in New York, stop by Barneys sometime soon. The store is going to pay tribute to Kazuko with a special window display. And you can read a tribute by Simon Doonan of Barneys here.