Vintage 1980s Bergdorf Goodman (BG) Signed Necklace
A gorgeous example of a vintage 1980s Bergdorf Goodman signed necklace. This lovely vintage necklace is a beautiful design and features a which metal chain. The main focal point is made from metal and enamel fashioned in a curvy shape. In the centre there is a lovely peach-orange sparkly transparent detail which looks a little like a butterfly.
This lovely example has the signature letters “BG” on the back of the feature piece. It dates to around the 1980s, and fastens with a fold over clasp at the back.
This necklace is in excellent condition.
Length (approximate, end-to-end) – 37.5 cm
1980s Fashion & Why We Love It
The second half of the 1980s was one of the most eclectic eras for fashion. It was a decade of bold style, silhouettes and colours. The 80s saw a much bolder approach to colour and texture, including bright, shiny and vivid designs. During this time there was a high resurgence of over the top costume jewellery in brash and shiny colours.[It was also a time when turtle neck sweaters came into fashion – go figure!?]
However, it was not just the clothes and jewellery making a statement in the 80s…
“Hair in the 1980s was typically big, curly, bouffant and heavily styled. Television shows such as Dynasty helped popularise the high volume bouffant and glamorous image associated with it. Women from the 1980s wore bright, heavy makeup. Everyday fashion in the 1980s consisted of light-colored lips, dark and thick eyelashes, and pink or red rouge (otherwise known as blush)” – [Source]
One particular style of 1980s costume jewellery that remains sought after is the iconic eighties enamel jewellery. Specifically, navy blue, green, gold and bright red are favourite choices among collectors.
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