A native of Marseilles, France, Ginette NY designer Frederique Dessemond's passion is creation. A student of art history in Aix-en-Provence and later at La Sorbonne in Paris, Frederique loves painting. Each piece is contemporary, chic and sensual, all the while offering a unique take on fine jewelry. Ginette NY stands for an old French name associated with the modernity of NY initials. The brand takes its inspiration from the past and mixes it with trends seen in the busy NY streets to achieve elegant and modern designs.