SEPTEMBER 19 - OCTOBER 2

942 MADISON AVE
NEW YORK, NY

September 19 - October 2

942 MADISON AVE
NEW YORK, NY

Come take a walk through a jewel studded forest...

This September, David Webb will open the doors of its Madison Avenue showroom for its first in-house exhibition, A Walk in the Woods: David Webb’s Artful Animals.

When David Webb won the prestigious Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award in 1964, everything changed for the house of David Webb. The world had taken notice of its intricate animal jewels and celebrated their natural inspirations. From frogs, zebras, wild cats, snakes, horses, and monkeys, each bejeweled creature in David Webb’s magical Kingdom Collection holds its own place in the house’s storied history. A Walk in the Woods: David Webb’s Artful Animals explores the moment when David Webb’s animal jewels came to the forefront of American fashion.

Learn about this unique moment through archival sketches, supporting historical materials, two brand new films from past and present–and, of course, exceptional jewels. New work by photographer Noah Kalina and archival footage from Milton Greene and Joe Eula will be shown alongside never before seen jeweled beasts made in our Madison Avenue workshop especially for this exhibition.

Frog Brooch with ruby eyes.
Original Frog Brooch sketch. 1964. David Webb Archives

PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM BY NOAH KALINA

A WALK IN THE WOODS
DAVID WEBB’S ARTFUL ANIMALS

David Webb New York
942 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021

events@davidwebb.com