Ligia Dias Can't Stop Name-Dropping In Her New Exhibition

Sometimes, name-dropping can get you places in life: It certainly worked for jewelry designer Ligia Dias, who landed an exhibit at the "Art Since the Summer of '69" gallery in Chelsea. The fashion-forward exhibit, appropriately titled "Name-Dropping", pays homage to the designer's fave artists like Steven Parrino and Robert Morris by naming each piece after them. Dias, who has collaborated with everyone from Comme de Garçons to 3.1 Phillip Lim, uses her acclaimed craftsmanship to create one-of-a-kind pieces like the Barbara, a bright pink crocodile skin bracelet held together by metal bars named after Barbara Hepworth. Our favorite piece, the Cindy (as in photographer Cindy Sherman), is a totally wearable necklace that is made of pearls that Ligia sewed onto a rope, complete with a noose. Jewelry fanatics even have a chance to take home a piece of this artsy collection: Throughout the duration of the exhibit, anyone can drop off their own strands of pearls and Dias will "rebirth" them into an uniquely made Cindy necklace for a flat rate. Maybe we should name-drop more often!
Art Since the Summer of '69
Saturday and Sunday, 1-6p.m., and by appointment. 195 Chrystie Street. #303, 3rd Floor (between Stanton and Rivington streets); 347-208-5437

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