In the film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Kate Hudson played Andie Anderson, and wore a Harry Winston necklace, the Isadora. The original is a $5 million piece with a yellow diamond – paired with Kate Hudson's yellow dress in the film – with a whole series of other diamonds in different shapes and cuts, for a total of 87 carats. The piece that will be made specially for the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, will be based on a yellow sapphire.
Harry Winston is not new to the world of film. At the guy himself became one of the most famous jewellers in the world, his creations often made it onto the screen, and in one case, the brand was actually mentioned. In the 1953 musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the song Diamonds are a girl's best friend includes the spoken line "Talk to me, Harry Winston, tell me all about it!" Harry Winston jewellery is often on the red carpet as well, worn by celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, Paris Hilton, Whoopi Goldberg and Gloria Stewart. The latter wore a 15-carat blue diamond necklace by Harry Winston in the film Titanic. Bodyguards were discreetly positioned around the set at all times to protect the piece.
In the second photo shown here, John Hamm from Mad Men wears the Harry Winston Midnight Big Date watch, in the spring issue of C for Men.
The Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, will run from 20 October 2012 to 27 January 2013.