Verdura did it first, conjuring the first Maltese Cross Cuff for both Coco Chanel’s Collection and her wrists. KJL has done great and affordable repros for years, keeping the faith for fans of big, bold and beautiful arm candy. The cheap thrills here are all faux, both from Kenneth Jay Lane and others, easy on the eye and the budget at $50-$500 each.
Via The Cut, New York Magazine
“Coco Chanel, Sofia Coppola, Diana Vreeland — these are just some of the style icons who have been known to throw on matching cuffs, often by Verdura, to complete their look. The double cuff move is hardly a difficult styling trick, but it packs punch: There’s twice the opulence as they add balance and eye-pleasing symmetry to a look. Like armor worn on the wrists, the bracelets exude power. And the gladiator-like affect makes arms look slender, long, and elegant.”–NY Magazine