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Dazzling Jewels on the Oscars Red Carpet, for Pret-a-Reporter …


Covering red carpet is more challenging than ever, with fashion questions verboten in the age of #TimesUp and #MeToo. But you can’t deny that this remains a key reason why viewers love to watch. With that in mind, offering details about who wore what becomes key to both social media and online coverage. For the 2018 Academy Awards, I wrote stories about the jewelry and watches seen on the Super Bowl of red carpets for The Hollywood Reporter’s Pret-a-Reporter — and with no one during the event’s pre-show asking, “Who are you wearing?” having great contacts became integral.

Knowing these would be my areas of focus, I reached out to everyone I could think of in advance — Bulgari, Chopard, Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston and all the other mainstays of the awards season — asking them to please ensure I was top of mind for their dressing releases. I was thrown a curveball here and there — Viola Davis and her diamond hoop earrings by Los Angeles-based jewelry Norman Silverman, for example — but ultimately everyone came through for this comprehensive roundup of the best jewels at the Oscars. Please click on the image to be taken to the full story, and thanks for looking! 

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