Welcome to “A Season Adorned,” our shining celebration of the merriest time of the year. As we celebrate Jewelry: The Body Transformed, a major exhibition drawn from across The Met’s curatorial departments, we’ve added a little sparkle to our own holiday offerings, from jewelry to bags to our beloved holiday ornaments. Read on to see how the artworks that inspired our new arrivals are dazzling indeed.
If the Shoe Fits…
A colorful take on our annual tradition of holiday shoe ornaments, this collectible version takes after a pair designed by Katharina Denziger for Herbert Levine. The bright colors of the shoe—and of the ornament—fit the Pop Art and Space Age aesthetics of the 1960s.
Add a touch of festive whimsy to your tree. This glittering ornament takes its inspiration from a 19th-century Norwegian bridal crown in The Costume Institute collection at The Met. With its colorful stones, the original silver crown presents a wonderful example of a Scandinavian wedding tradition that is still practiced today.
Since a well-dressed tree needs the right bag to go with its shoes, we are delighted to introduce bag ornaments, adapted from styles in The Costume Institute, to complement our 21-year tradition of fun and fancy footwear.
A true treasure of The Met collection, the “Crown of the Andes,” from the 17th to 18th centuries, is rich with more than 400 emeralds mined in Colombia. It provided us plenty of motifs to incorporate into our scarves, bags, and holiday decorations.