Below is an excerpt from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collections listing:
The 1980s represented a moment in time for exuberance in costume jewelry, seen particularly in large-scale pieces that incorporate large stones or swinging elements. Designers like Yves Saint Laurent, who conceived these earrings, embraced faux stones with a fervor not seen since the 1940s, when large sets of matching faux jewelry served as a means of enlivening wartime suits. In this witty and effective design, each earring represents one half of a bow. When worn together, the pair creates a whole bowknot and frames the wearer's face with glittering stones some of which swing with every turn of her head.
Yves Saint Laurent Diamanté Bow Drop Earrings, ca. 1983-1984
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