Barry Kieselstein-Cord is that rare artist in the design and fashion world who speaks his mind, bucks trends and decrees of direction, and whose firm has remained a potent force in the industry for more than thirty five years. Cord is an award winning artist, designer and photographer of the first magnitude. He is also an entrepreneur. Though he often sees the world through the eyes of the poet, his unique combination and skill-set allow him to imagine, create and deploy his concepts on a successful global basis. While he knows the power of a beautiful object, he also knows that it has no power at all unless it succeeds in the marketplace. His unusual combination of artistic expression and commercial prowess have made him one of the world’s most successful and respected artist-designers–a winner of fashion’s version of the Oscar, the Council of Fashion Designers of America award, and a favorite of a mind-boggling array of tastemakers and celebrities, from Tom Hanks to Spike Lee, Oprah to Jerry Bruckheimer, George Soros to Sharon Stone, Steven Spielberg to Jay-Z to Vladimir Putin, Eric Clapton to Barack Obama, Madonna to Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen to Bob Pittman, Henry Kravis to Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld to Wayne Gretzky and more.


  • Art Directors Club of New York Award
  • CFDA Award
  • Coty American Fashion Critics’ Awards
  • Cutty Sark Men’s Fashion Award
  • Hollywood Radio & Television Society Award
  • Illustrators Society of New York Award
  • Outstanding American Citizen Award
  • Silver Slipper Award The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Sylvester Humanitarian Award
  • Thespian Society Award


  • Fashion Dictionary by the Italian Trade Commission
  • Handbags, A lexicon of Style by Valerie Steel and Laird Borelli
  • Contemporary Fashion by Richard Martin
    St. James Press
  • Chic Simple – Belts by Christa Worthington
    Alfred A. Knopf
  • Vogue : The First 50 Years Conde Nast
  • Confessions of a Window Dresser by Simon Doonan
  • The Andy Warhol Diaries Edited by Pat Hackett
    Warner Books
  • The Cowboy Catalog by Sandra Kauffman Potter

Movies and Television

  • The Girls’ Guide to Hunting & Fishing Warner Independent Pictures, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • The Nanny Diaries Miramax Films, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney
  • The Devil Wears Prada 20th Century Fox, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway
  • Welcome to Mooseport 20th Century Fox, Gene Hackman, Marcia Gay Harden, Christine Baranski
    Gold jewelry, Silver jewelry and belts
  • Three to Tango Warner Brother Pictures, Neve Campbell
    gold jewelry, sterling silver sport jewelry, handbags and belts
  • A Civil Action Touchstone Pictures, John Travolta, gold jewelry
  • Basic Instinct Carolco Pictures, Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas

Museum Acquisitions

  • The Louvre Paris, France

    Alligator Trophy Handbag

    Charlotte Handbag

    Alligator Buckle on black lizard strap

    Serpent Buckle on honey lizard strap

    Winged Victory Buckle on black lizard strap

    Winchester Buckle on black lizard strap

    Classic Horse Buckle on black livery strap

    Women of the World Muse Ring Alligator Bracelet

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York

    Women of the World Cuff Bracelet

    Women of the World Elisabetta Cross Pendant on Pyrite Beads

    Alligator Buckle on black alligator strap

    Classic Horse Buckle on black calfskin strap

    Serpent Buckle on black lizard strap

    Squirrel Buckle on brown lizard strap Charlotte Handbag