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New York: Tiffany & Co. celebrates jazz age glamour at The Blue Book Ball

The Roaring Twenties Spring to Life on an April Night in New York City

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection as she attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)


NEW YORK (April 18, 2013)–Glittering with 1920’s pizzazz, the Jazz Age returned for one spectacular evening, summoned by Tiffany & Co. to ignite the Blue Book Ball. The champagne-fueled celebration was held in honor of the 2013 Blue Book Collection of Tiffany’s most breathtaking jewels, inspired by the Roaring Twenties that transformed fashion and culture.

The preeminent jeweler then and now, Tiffany designed the jewels that epitomized glamour and lit up posh Manhattan supper clubs. Blue Book overflows with diamonds reflecting the opulent fashion and surge of creative energy that defined the period. The sheer exuberance of this magical moment in American life pervaded Rockefeller Center®, scene of the Blue Book Ball that took place within a 31-foot-high Tiffany Blue Box® covering the center’s famous 15,000-square-foot ice rink.

In his remarks, Michael J. Kowalski, chairman and CEO of Tiffany & Co., said, “The Jazz Age was a time of great energy and creativity. All eyes looked to New York for the latest in music and style. As the city’s first great jeweler, Tiffany provided the diamonds for this nonstop party—and I am happy to say, we still do. So it is with pleasure and gratitude that we celebrate this memorable chapter in American life, in the city where it all began—and with our diamonds that are still the world’s most beautiful.”

The approximately 400 guests included celebrities and notables Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Jessica Biel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Carina Lau, Michelle Williams, Alice Eve, Poppy Delevingne, Peter and Harry Brant, Doutzen Kroes and Hilary Rhoda; along with Carey Mulligan (star of the upcoming film The Great Gatsby), Baz Luhrmann (director, producer, and co-writer of The Great Gatsby) and Catherine Martin (costume and production designer of The Great Gatsby). Guests disembarked at Fifth Avenue and proceeded along the promenade, which was bathed in Tiffany Blue, toward a beribboned entrance to an elegant supper club tailor-made for Jazz Age revelry. 


Carey Mulligan, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, Academy Award winning costume and production designer, attend the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
Actress Jessica Biel is wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection as she attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
Catherine Martin, Academy Award winning costume and production designer wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection and Baz Luhrmann, director/producer/co-writer of ‘The Great Gatsby’ attend the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
Actress Megan Hilty is wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection as she attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
Actress Kate Hudson is wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection as she attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
Model Doutzen Kroes is wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection as she attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
Model Kurara Chibana is wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection as she attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
A dancer performs at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

Actress Megan Hilty wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection performs onstage at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
A general view of the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
Actress Alice Eve and model Poppy Delevingne wear Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
A general view of the grandest Tiffany Blue Box ever created, constructed for the Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
Baz Luhrmann and Carey Mulligan attend the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
Carey Mulligan, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, Academy Award winning costume and production designer, attend the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
Actress Michelle Williams is wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection as she attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection as she attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Model Poppy Delevingne is wearing Diamonds from the Tiffany & Co. 2013 Blue Book Collection as she attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
Carey Mulligan attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

Actress Carina Lau and Stephane Lafay attend the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)
A general view of the grandest Tiffany Blue Box ever created, constructed for the Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

A general view of the grandest Tiffany Blue Box ever created, constructed for the Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)