In honor of the official launch of its Tenth Program, The Luxury Craftsmanship Workshop, as well as its Tenth Anniversary, LEF celebrated ‘Artisans Week’ with a few participating LEF companies: Ferragamo, Graff, Lalique and Van Cleef & Arpels each hosted in-store events spotlighting their heritage and skilled artisans who demonstrated their exceptional know-how and craftsmanship in producing some of the best luxury products in the world.

2015 Event Descriptions:


Salvatore Ferragamo, whose founder first revolutionized the fashion world with his creations almost 90 years ago, will celebrate some of its most iconic styles alongside their newest iterations, as reinterpreted by Creative Director, Massimiliano Giornetti, for the Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. Both men and women will have the exclusive opportunity to discover Ferragamo’s original designs, their intricate construction process, and purchase a creation for their own collection.


In honor of our commitment to Parson’s emerging talent, we are thrilled to share Graff Diamond’s unparalleled expertise. On March 26th, you too will have the opportunity to witness the mastery of a Graff Craftsman in our Madison Avenue Salon.


Join LALIQUE as we take you on a journey through the history of the brand and explore the technical genius of LALIQUE’s master craftsmen. Guests will have the exclusive opportunity to view LALIQUE’s most iconic piece, the Bacchantes Vase, designed in 1928, in various stages of production, along with authentic tools from the LALIQUE factory in France, as a specialist details the extensive process and stages of its creation.


For over a century, the symbols of Spring have inspired many of Van Cleef & Arpels iconic creations. Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates Spring with Lily Vongwattanakit, Renowned Stone Expert and AVP of Gem Purchasing and Special Orders for Van Cleef & Arpels, who will discuss the intensive stone selection process and approach using one of the LEF’s Craftsman Program Student’s works inspired by the theme of Spring.