Van Cleef & Arpels took select guests on a voyage through Orange County over the weekend in search of ‘a quest for beauty’. The haute French jewelry and watch previewed its new international exhibit “A Quest for Beauty: The Art of Van Cleef & Arpels” to select guests at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana on Friday evening.
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Actress Camilla Belle made an appearance at the Inaugural Gala for The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts hosted by Salvatore Ferragamo in Los Angeles wearing a beautiful selection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry. The actress wore the French Maison’s Butterfly Brocatelle d’Or earrings, which […]
For Van Cleef & Arpels Charms timepieces collection, the Parisian House has associated two important concepts: time and luck and housed them within a one-of-a-kind design. Playful yet exquisitely precious with a pink gold case and two rows of diamonds, the Charms timepiece adorns its dial with a precious stone: the Carnelian, a symbol of life as well as one considered to be a protection against bad luck.
On April 11, Scarlett Johansson attended the Los Angeles premiere of her new movie The Avengers.
Following on from the success of the ‘Les Voyages Extraordinaires’ collection unveiled at last month’s Art Dubai, the Maison of eternal renewal celebrates springtime and invites a contemporary artist to create and this year, the honour is bestowed on Helen Amy Murray.
Art Dubai: Heaven on earth for creative types who can binge on the 82 galleries from 34 countries, more than 500 artists and the 50 museum groups who have come together to celebrate an industry that has been tested to the limit in the past two years.
Last night, I happily made the trek up to 91st Street for the black tie opening dinner gala for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s “Set In Style: the Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” exhibition.
The event was held in the Arthur Ross Terrace & Garden of the famed Carnegie mansion. We were served a delicious five-course dinner by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
So many people were there including the president & CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels for the Americas Nicolas Bos, the Associate Director of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum Carolyn Baumann, Cate Blanchett (who was wearing a Passe-partout necklace in yellow gold serpent chain with rubies and sapphires), Marisa Berenson, Kelly Rutherford (in Clelia earrings, necklace and ring), Piper Perabo (wearing Birds of Paradise earrings and the Volutes ring), Carolyn Murphy, Caroline Baumann, Vera Wang, Jason Wu, Lizzie and Jon Tisch, Waris Ahluwalia, Neville Wakefield, Olympia Scarry, Blake Lively, and Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mavinsky. Such an amazing crowd!
Some of the greatest moments throughout fashion history have been accompanied by Van Cleef and Arpels. The one hundred-plus age old jewelry powerhouse has graced some of the most iconic celebrities in the past few decades such as Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrech, Jackie Kennedy, Julia Roberts, and a slew of others.
Now, there’s an opportunity to bask in the beauty firsthand. For a few months, Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum will showcase diamonds one can only dream of or see in picture books from the archives of the luxe brand from February 18th to June 5th.
In the 1950’s, French high jewelry house, Van Cleef & Arpels launched their renowned Zip necklace. Born of a suggestion by the Duchess of Windsor, the piece of jewelry was not only artfully crafted but also technically advanced enough to work as a functioning zipper. The Zip necklace, which is actually capable of being worn open as a necklace or zipped closed as a bracelet, quickly became an iconic part of the Van Cleef & Arpels high jewelry family.
Nothing says “I love you… a lot” quite like Van Cleef & Arpels fine jewelry. The luxury line is has become an iconic symbol of quality and class. If you have no idea what to get the important woman in your life, you are pretty much guaranteed a win with anything from the Van Cleef & Arpels arsenal.