Jewelry Installation at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Re-Creating Jewelry for Larry McQueen, the owner of  The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design has been one of the most challenging projects in our studio to date.

We were commissioned to make three unique pieces of jewelry that were worn with the costumes from his collection. These Hollywood costumes with the jewelry are now on display at the new costume show at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angles.

We hand delivered and installed the jewelry under the supervision of the curator-designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis and the V&A installation crew from London.

Here are a few pictures from the installation. If you would like to read more on the re-creation, research and costumes please follow our new maker’s blog,

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Curator-designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Jewelry Designer Kathleen Lynagh and Larry McQueen, collector and owner of The Collection
Kathleen Lynagh Fine Jewelry
The re-created brooch worn by Carole Lombard in “My Man Godfrey”
Kathleen Lynagh Fine Jewelry
At the Academy with Larry McQueen and Deborah Nadoolman Landis
Kathleen Lynagh Jewelry
Carole Lombard’s brooch and Greta Garbo’s pendant from “Queen Christina”
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Installation of the Queen Christina pendant worn by Greta Garbo

Susan Hayward at the Academy

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  1. Entering into a project to re-create several pieces of jewelry that would be as truthful to the originals as possible without demanding too much attention or “breaking the bank” was one of the scariest and at the same time, the most rewarding things I have ever done. Knowing absolutely nothing about what the project would entail, I was guided by Kathleen Lynagh’s in-depth knowledge of jewelry history and construction and our collaboration has developed a bond that will last forever.

  2. Without you Larry McQueen the journey would have never started. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity you gave me. And I know we will stay connected. Keep on collecting your beautiful costumes. Preserve history and continue to tell your stories.

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