I'm absolutely in love with this William De Lillo Red Flower Necklace!!! It is so positively fabulous!!! It's like a piece of pop art from the sixties meets a gorgeous field of red flowering blooms. This necklace is pure happiness like just about every other piece of De Lillo Jewelry!!!
WILLIAM de LILLO Red Flower Necklace
A fine and rare vintage William de Lillo prototype sample collar necklace. Original signed item direct from designers personal archive. Signed gilt metal linked item features art glass with authentic angel skin coral centers. Original hidden push closure intact
Rare item from the William de Lillo archives.
William de Lillo (deceased 2011) was born in Belgium and came to the United States in the 1950's. After working for Cartier and Harry Winston, he started The House of de Lillo with Robert F. Clark, the head designer for Miriam Haskell Jewels.
De Lillo jewelry was incredibly detailed and mostly created exclusively for wealthy private clients including the Duchess of Windsor and Elizabeth Taylor. While living in France in the 1970's, the designers also produced jewelry for Nina Ricci, Schiaparelli, Yves Saint Laurent, Norman Norell & Chanel.