A sterling silver martini glass with its wool felt coaster. Sashay through a crowd, martini glass held aloft, revealing a Schiaparelli pink coaster and silver leopard skin. The ring and glass measure 12.3 L x 12.3 W x 28 H cm and was made in 2021. Size 6.5
“Glamping” and “Bottoms Up!” revel in Camp, inciting irrepressible joy. Cocktail rings were once defiant, emerging during Prohibition, when a woman raised a ring-festooned hand audaciously requesting an illicit alcoholic drink. They also symbolized women’s emancipation during the 1920s, a time of female rebellion and increasing independence.
These rings salute insurrection and invite play. They are a spectacle, flamboyant and fabulous, fiercely opposing the boring, the bland and the banal. These rings ignite performance, and inspire movement.
The wearer of “Bottoms Up!” sashaying through a crowd, martini brazenly held aloft, revealing Camp’s beloved Schiaparelli pink and silver leopard skin. The ring flirts with Sontag’s definition, “style at the expense of content”, the tottering glass representing the irony of artifice.