Faget, Mignon. | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Faget, Mignon.
Variant Name: Humphries, Mignon
Historical Note: Mignon Faget, born in 1934 in New Orleans, is best known as a designer of jewelry based on natural forms, having Egyptian and French influences. In 1955, she graduated from Newcomb College, Tulane University, with a concentration in sculpture. In the 1960s, she began to grow a business described as environmental fashion, with its beginnings in a small studio on Dublin St. in the Riverbend area of New Orleans, while gradually achieving a reputation as a fine artist, local celebrity, and supporter of charitable and cultural organizations. In 1997, she renovated a former bank building to house the company bearing her name, donating her original location to the Preservation Resource Center. She established galleries in uptown New Orleans, Metairie and Baton Rouge. Post-Katrina, she donates proceeds from the sale of her symbolic Fleur de Lis jewelry to Louisiana Rebirth. Mignon Faget has a daughter, the artist Jacqueline Humphries. More information about Mignon Faget's current (2009) artwork and business is available at: http://www.mignonfaget.com/
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 715
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