Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2011-04-24
Subjects: Faget, Mignon | ARTISTS | JEWELRY | Fashion | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | MARDI GRAS
- Courtney, Beth Host
- Godoy, Al Producer
- Faget, Mignon Interviewee
This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from April 24, 2011, features an interview with Mignon Faget conducted by Beth Courtney. Faget, a native of New Orleans, is a world renowned jewelry designer. She discusses: working with the Historic New Orleans Collection to put together a retrospective exhibit about her work covering the past 40 years; growing up as a fifth generation New Orleanian; studying sculpture at Newcomb College; the influence of her trip to Paris and travels throughout Europe; designing clothes with her mother as a child; the elements of fashion design; how she began designing jewelry; the influences of nature and architecture in her jewelry designs; her “Iron Works” collection; the designs that have helped raise money for charity after Hurricane Katrina; the importance of preservation; designing pieces for Mardi Gras krewes; and her hopes for the future.