Photo Exhibition of Lella Vignelli's Jewelry Designs

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A model wearing Lella Vignelli-design jewelry.

"Through a Contemporary Lens: Lella Vignelli's Jewelry for San Lorenzo" is an exhibition featuring contemporary photos of Lella Vignelli's jewelry taken by Julia Abbonizio '21 (Advertising Photography). 

A reception is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in University Gallery. The exhibition will remain on view until March 4.

Abbonizio's photographic work is inspired by notions of performance and surrealism, delivered with elegance and curiosity. Her imagery expands beyond the photographic medium. From events and commercial advertising to commissions and personal work, she focuses on art direction and styling to create unparalleled spaces and experiences.

“From its conception, the goal of the project was to capture the timeless allure of Lella’s designs so that they can live on with every new generation," Abbonizio said. "I was honored to have the opportunity to illustrate these pieces through my own personal vision. Creating spaces that are nondescript and introspective was integral to the vision and allows the jewelry to speak for itself. I was inspired by the different forms that the pieces assume and wanted to mirror that versatility by depicting them on a variety of models. Each brings their own air of individuality and style which honors that of the Vignelli legacy. I hope you are inspired by my interpretation of the elegance, sophistication and simplicity that truly makes these pieces shine.” 


  • Julia Abbonizio, Producer and Photographer 
  • Anamaria Flores, Model
  • San Lorenzo, Jewelry Manufacturer  
  • Josh Owen, Vignelli Center Director 
  • Keanu Pagano, Assistant & Digital Technician
  • Anna Rhody, Model 
  • Flora Roman, Model
  • Sophia Scaravillo, Assistant & Makeup Artist 
  • Madison Schoenfeld, Jewelry Specialist
  • Jennifer Whitlock, Vignelli Center Archivist

Photo by Julia Abbonizio '21

Josh Owen
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When and Where
January 20, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room/Location: Booth Hall, second floor

Open to the Public

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