I am thrilled to welcome you to Jewelry as Fashion as Jewelry, curated by my friend and colleague Michelle Finamore. This exhibit traces the evolution of wearable adornment from the early 20th century to today. From the glamour of an Art Deco diamond brooch to the wit of a contemporary J.W. Anderson crystal bra, jewelry and fashion go hand in glove in defining personal style. This exhibition is the first in a series of thematic shows we will mount periodically that will take as their starting point an object, a style or a maker from our collection. Jewelry celebrates the collective desire to tell our stories through personal ornament and I look forward to sharing these explorations with you.