|James de Givenchy moved to New York in the early 1980s. After getting a degree in Fine Arts from Manhattanville College and an associate degree in graphic design from F.I.T. in New York City he joined Christie's auction house where he ultimately ran the West Coast Jewelry Department in Los Angeles between 1991 and 1994. |
He left the auction world to work for the jewelry house of Verdura and then started his own jewelry concern in Manhattan in 1996.
|James Taffin de Givenchy, designing under the name Taffin, has become one of the most sought-after jewelry designers.|