“The golden age is before us, not behind us.”

– Simon the Zealot

“Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.”

–  Muhammad Ali

Chloé S/S 2013

Krizia Spring 2012

Rani Zakhem Spring 2017 Couture

“A golden rule: to leave an incomplete image of oneself. “

– Emile M. Cioran

Alexander McQueen – Detail

Dorothée Gilbert

The Dying Swan

Photo: James Bort

Ancient Roman open work ring, dated to the 3rd century CE. The center of the ring has “VTERE FELIX” spelled out, a Latin phrase common on jewelry. Utere felix, sometimes found as uti felix, means “Use (this) happily” or “Use (it) with luck,” according to the source.

Vivienne Westwood S/S 2010

“Golden slumbers kiss your eyes, Smiles awake you when you rise. “

– Thomas Dekker

Rani Zakhem Spring 2017 Couture

Phoenician gold ring, dated to the 7th century BCE. The ring was found in Kamiros, Rhodes.

Evening dress ca. 1835
Medium:silk, wool, cotton
Credit Line:Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Trust Gift, 1984


“To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life. “

– William Samuel Johnson

Etruscan gold ring with a banded agate intaglio depicting a satyr and a goat, dated to the 3rd century BCE. Currently located in the Met.
Sonia Rykiel S/S 2005

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”

– George Washington Carver

Vivienne Westwood S/S 2009
Etruscan Gold Laurel Wreath with Palmettes, Late 4th-Early 3rd Century BC

Vivienne Westwood

Dorothée Gilbert

The Dying Swan

Photo: James Bort

“You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. 

You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself. “

– Diana Ross