Shona Gilbert of by SHONA jewelry creates one-of-a-kind “reformed vintage” masterpieces. DFW Style Daily is proud to break the news that this local talent has joined forces with the Dallas Museum of Art to offer an exclusive collection in conjunction with the upcoming Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective exhibit.
Rhonda Sargent Chambers has the details.
Shona Gilbert, owner and designer of by SHONA jewelry makes her own rules.
The California native has lived across the country and beyond, from Greenwich, Connecticut to New York City to St. Croix, and is now proud to call Dallas her home base. Shona’s creative drive started at the age of just 13, when she began crafting her own jewelry, including bangles worn from wrist to bicep. The budding talent also shaved her hair into a Mohawk during this artistically rebellious period.
It’s no surprise, then, that Shona grew into a passionate designer with a penchant for statement-making pieces.
Noting Jean Paul Gaultier and Alexander McQueen as major influences, Shona’s opulent, dreamlike creations feature unique materials including vintage ivory, faceted sapphires, pyrite crystals, and spider web agates. And now, the Dallas Museum of Art is the only place you can snag one (or more) of her designs for yourself.
Fatefully tied to one of her main inspirations, Shona will be featured at the DMA as the headlining contributing jewelry designer during “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk”. Dallas is the first of only two U.S. cities to host this breathtaking exploration of Gaultier’s vision in fashion design. Beginning October 15th, and continuing throughout the run of the exhibit (November 13th – February 12th), Shona’s Gaultier-inspired pieces will be available exclusively at the DMA’s museum store.
As you plan your visit to take in the exhibit and do a little shopping, we present the following gallery of select Shona designs. For more information, visit bySHONA.com.