Neil Lane moved to Paris after college, where he developed an eye for vintage jewelry pieces and began his own period jewelry collection.Chicago--Neil Lane will discuss how his drive, passion and eye for beauty has helped him create his jewelry collection and a legacy in the industry in a lecture scheduled to take place at Chicago’s Richard H. Driehaus Museum next month.

Titled “From Brooklyn to Hollywood: A Journey in Jewels,” Lane’s 6 p.m. lecture on April 30 will be followed by a reception.

Tickets are $45 ($30 for museum members), and include admission to the museum, where select pieces from Lane’s period jewelry collection already are on display in the current exhibition, “Maker & Muse: Women and Twentieth Century Art Jewelry.”

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Known as a “jeweler to the stars,” Lane has “become one of the most celebrated jewelry designers in the world,” the museum said.

“As a curious child growing up in Brooklyn, he had a keen interest in found objects, jewelry and art … (his) period jewelry collection continues to inspire his work today and his designs can be admired on virtually every red carpet and high-profile event in Hollywood.”

The lecture will take place in the museum’s Murphy Auditorium. Additional information can be found on the museum website or by calling 312-482-8933.


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