Chicago Event: Driehaus Museum with Neil Lane – Maker and Muse Art Jewelry Exhibit

February 18, 2015 • Designers, Events, Fashion Blog

Neil Lane and Claire Mycrantz, Second CIty Style

Maker and Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry has opened at the Driehaus Museum. The exhibit includes more than 250 vibrant pieces of jewelry, which feature bold and exquisite designs. Not surprisingly, baubles from this era are known as ‘art jewelry.’ Maker and Muse will run through January 3, 2016. While attending the exhibit’s opening gala last Thursday, we got to chat with iconic jewelry designer Neil Lane about his inspired and original designs.

Neil Lane’s inspiration comes from many different places. He says he loves living in California and immersing himself in the idea of old Hollywood glamour. Lane’s passion for jewelry sparked at a young age and was fueled by traveling to Paris, where he saw new inspiration everywhere. Over the years, Lane has amassed a huge personal archive collection that he references often while designing. He puts his signature elegance and craftsmanship in every piece he creates for his collections.

Driehaus Museum

Driehaus Museum Exterior

Driehaus Museum Architecture

The Richard M. Driehaus Museum is located at 25 East Erie Street. More information about the jewelry exhibit can be found at here.

– Claire Mykrantz

Images: Second City Style

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