Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum,Show. Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels
The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum,Show. Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels has the WOW Factor!
Since its opening on the Place Vendôme in Paris in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels has played a leading role in style and design innovation. Its timeless pieces have been worn by style icons including the Duchess of Windsor, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. This exhibition will explore the historical significance of the firm's contributions to jewelry design in the 20th century, including the establishment of Van Cleef & Arpels in New York with the advent of World War II. On view will be more than 350 works including jewels, timepieces, fashion accessories and objets d'art by Van Cleef & Arpels, many of which were created exclusively for the American market. The exhibition will examine the work through the lenses of innovation, transformation, nature as inspiration, exoticism, fashion and personalities, and will include design drawings from the Van Cleef & Arpels archives.
A amazing Collection. On thru June 5th 2011
Posted by Nancy Swiezy at Wednesday, March 02, 2011