PARIS — With seasonal calendars turned upside-down by the coronavirus pandemic, a number of jewelry houses took advantage of recent activity in Paris to show off their latest pieces, including Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chaumet, Dior, Chopard and Messika.
Francesca Amfitheatrof jetted into the French capital to present her second high-jewelry collection, “Stellar Times,” for Vuitton, taking to the private salon of the house’s Place Vendôme flagship to present the pieces, then hosting a dinner at the Ritz with celebrities including Alicia Vikander and Catherine Deneuve, as well as clients and members of the press.
For the previous collection — her first at the label — the designer had sought to lay the groundwork for an assertive proposition.
“I felt it needed to be a very clear, historical medieval women, to put the stake in the ground — it was a new moment,” she recalled.
“Here I wanted to reinforce the