The Brooch Is Back, Baby: How Lady Gaga and Others Put a Pin In It

“These days, better than a tweet,” as one stylist put it.

Widely considered stodgy and trite, brooches have been seriously out of fashion ever since the power-suit-ridden “Dynasty” years. Grandmothers have drawers full of them. Catherine O’Hara, playing the loony Moira Rose on “Schitt’s Creek,” wears them incessantly — even when going to bed.

Jewelers rarely list them on their e-commerce shopping menus (though they do sell them). And from the 1950s through the ’80s, they acquired a reputation “as daytime, luncheon jewels,” Marion Fasel, a fine jewelry historian, said. Who, if anyone, has lunched since the ’80s?

All of this means, of course, that the brooch is ripe for a revival.


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