New York Fashion Week got off to an early start on Monday night when Barneys and Diane von Furstenberg hosted a dinner at La Esquina for the L.A.-based CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up Jennifer Meyer. The jewelry designer is in town for her inaugural presentation at New York Fashion Week, with her husband Tobey Maguire. Meyer outfitted herself in a teal and brocade DVF shift with large glass paillettes and a slew of her pieces, like diamond bangles, a vibrant emerald-green cigar band and a cuff made from an 18-karat gold stick of hand-pavéd diamonds with two trillion accents on each end. She wore yellow-gold earrings with micro-pavé diamond-bordered green sapphires with a pavé diamond triangle drop.

Meyer’s upcoming collection features more statement pieces, in brighter colors and bigger stones than usual.

2-5-2013 7-59-43 PM Tobey Maguire, Michael Douglas and Jennifer Meyer in Diana von Furstemberg.

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Diane von Furstenberg and Courtney Crangi

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Steven Kolb and Andrew Rosen

2-5-2013 8-00-43 PM Jamie Tisch

2-5-2013 8-01-22 PMTabitha Simmons

2-5-2013 8-01-59 PMCharlotte Ronson 

2-5-2013 8-02-17 PM Wes Gordon

2-5-2013 8-02-59 PMZani Gugelmann 

2-5-2013 8-03-34 PM Rachel Zoe

2-5-2013 8-04-23 PM Jenna Lyons

2-5-2013 8-05-15 PMPieces by Jennifer Meyers

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A view of the dinner at La Esquina

Photo by Steve Eichner