CFDA Showcase: Stephen Dweck

Out of all the CFDA designers we are profiling in this series, we think that "fashion" is most synonymous with this designer, especially considering that he's collaborated with a long list of  notables such as Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, Catherine Malandrino, Geoffrey Beene and Escada. Stephen Dweck, since debuting at Bergdorf Goodman in 1981, has continually evolved and refined his work and continues to turn out eye-catching accessories that range from sterling silver statement pieces to a serious one-of-a-kind (OAK) line that includes a Luxury Signature Collection, comprised of rare OAK pieces made from very unique materials set in 18kt gold. (And all adorned with his signature beetle, ADAM. Just so you're aware.) Known fondly as the "Romancer of the Stone", we are also jealous that he has a cool jewelry industry nickname. Please contact us directly if you have one for us. 

Lion – I’m a real Leo and do everything with fervor.
— Stephen

What's your idea of ultimate luxury? 
To collect what you love and wear it fashionably. 

The gemstone you are currently lusting after is...


If you could have dinner with any artist, living or dead, who would it be and why? 

Matisse – his love of color.

If you could buy any piece of contemporary jewelry from another CFDA member, what would it be? 

Simon Alcantara’s peacock feathers set in sterling silver collection.

Where's the last place you visited that inspired your creativity? Give us some details!

Paris – such clean visuals of all the historic building facades and in the grand scheme all the art and color just pops against the contemporary.

If you could sit front row at any fashion show, what would it be and why? 

Prada – Miuccia is a genius and I understand everything she does.

If you could be anything other than a jewelry designer, what would it be? 

Furniture designer, ceramicist, celebrity chef, or landscape designer.

Be honest – who is your celebrity crush? 

Meryl Streep

What's your spirit animal and explain why.

Lion – I’m a real Leo and do everything with fervor.

What does it mean to you to be a member of CFDA? 

Since being a member from the early ‘90s, I’m proud to be an American in fashion.