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Moans Couture vintage costume jewelry

Moans Couture vintage costume jewelry

Large seahorse brooch. Jewelry alloy, Swarovski crystals. 23 cm. 1980s. Moans Couture vintage costume jewelry

Moans Couture vintage costume jewelry

The protégé of Lawrence Vrba, Christopher Crouch turned out to be so talented that he opened his own business. Brought something of his own, he created incredible jewelry – large and complex brooches and high-quality crystals. Noteworthy, handcrafted in New York City in a single copy, Moans Couture products are works of art, and in particular, wearable art.
Partnership with Lawrence Vrba began in 2006 in the famous studio at Fifth Avenue. And the conditions were more than harsh. In particular, if Christopher could not create jewelry to the highest standards within a short period of time (less than one month), Lawrence Vrba would terminate the contract with him. Exceeding all expectations, Christopher Crouch worked for 8 years as a senior assistant to the famous designer.
By 2009, a working relationship with Lawrence Vrba had grown into a close friendship. In coordination with Lawrence Vrba and with his support, Christopher Crouch, in parallel with his work in VRBA, starts his own business. By the way, Lawrence himself proposed the name for the new company – “Moans Couture”.

Turtle brooch. Faux coral, crystals. 11 cm. 1980s

Turtle brooch. Faux coral, crystals. 11 cm. 1980s

During his work at VRBA, Christopher Crouch created amazing jewelry for celebrities: Beyonce and Katy Perry, for the Metropolitan Opera and Broadway productions. In 2013, Christopher Crouch took part in the preparation of the Zac Posen’s Resort Wear Fashion Show.

Moans Couture vintage costume jewelry

Maltese cross pendant. Gold plated, gripoix cabochons. 10 cm. 1990s

Maltese cross pendant. Gold plated, gripoix cabochons. 10 cm. 1990s

Traditionally, the master uses the best materials and inserts from around the world. Among them – Swarovski Elements from Austria, Precosia from the Czech Republic, imitation of precious stones from Germany and Murano glass from Italy. Also, stamping and filigree from Israel, France and the United States. In addition, vintage costume jewelry, as part of the future composition.

Moans Couture poodle brooch. Faux pearls, Swarovski crystals. 1980s

White poodle brooch. Faux pearls, Swarovski crystals. 1980s

Red strawberry bunch brooch with rhinestones, 15 cm

Red strawberry bunch brooch with rhinestones, 15 cm

Pink flamingo brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones, crystals

Pink flamingo brooch. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones, crystals

Green Chameleon rhinestones and crystals brooch

Green Chameleon rhinestones and crystals brooch

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