Join Eve Townsend for a lecture and book signing, Schreiner: Masters of Twentieth Century Costume Jewelry

Schreiner offers a concise and illustrated history of one of North America’s foremost designers of high-end costume jewelry. Filled with never-before-seen photographs and personal recollections from the private archives of the Schreiner family, this monograph opens a sparkling window to the fashion world of New York City from the 1930s through the 70s, and onto one of its most famous "unknown" jewelry designers. With original research by historian Eve Townsend and a richly curated display of jewelry from the world-renowned Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection, this unique collaboration presents a layered look at the history and legacy of the Schreiner Jewelry Company.

Carole Tanenbaum is an enthusiastic collector who, over the course of 30 years, turned her passion for vintage costume jewelry into a worldwide business. Her first book Fabulous Fakes enlightened collectors and fashionistas alike. Carole lives in Toronto with her husband and family.

Eve Townsend holds an MA in Fashion from Ryerson University, where her research focused on the history of costume jewelry and its relation to the democratization of fashion. She continues to research, write, and lecture about jewelry and fashions from the Victorian era to today. Born and raised in Saskatoon, she currently resides in Toronto.