Willy van Rooy Designer Jewelry
Style Makers By ELAINE LOUIE
Willy van Rooy is proof that there is life after
In the 1970's Dutch born Supermodel Willy van Rooy was a
runway model in Paris for Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld
and Thierry Mugler. Her pictures appeared in Vogue, Bazaar,
Elle and every major magazine. She was a favorite of David
Bailey and Helmut Newton.
In the late 70's, she started to design freelance for Karl
Lagerfeld and for Yves Saint Laurent. They bought all of her
designs for bags, shoes, jewels and fabrics. Her designs
have what she calls a fairy-tale quality.
In her studio in Madrid, during the nineties she designed
flamboyant shoes ornamented with stones, lace tapestry and
brocades, for women who like as much attention paid to the
feet as to the face. They were in demand in exclusive shops
in Europe and the United States.
She created shoes made with local materials,fabrics used
for matadors' uniforms and brocades embroidered with gold
thread for clothes worn in the south of Spain.
In the Twenty-First Century, Willy designs unique, exclusive
pieces of jewelry, in LA which are sought after by current
supermodels and other modern fashionista, as well as with
her former collegues who visit this website..
Today, Willy lives in Los Angeles where she designs
exquisite one of a kind pieces of jewelry. The finely- wrought
gold beads are hand made and they are very large
This exquisite, one of a kind,
handmade necklace is made
of vintage pieces sewn on to
red and gold leather.
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|Necklace comes in exclusive
hand painted autographed mini-
Willy van Rooy in
|Sixties Super Models
Veruschka Von Lehndorff
and Willy van Rooy at
book-signing in LA 2008
|Old Friends Manolo Blahnik
and Willy van Rooy
Beverly Hills Oct 2008
|Willy van Rooy with Current
for VOGUE ITALIA Oct 20088
|PARIS Willy, Jean Paul
Gauthier, Veruschka 2004
|Self Portrait LA 2008