Cartier: Style and History
Exploring a sparkling history
Cartier is a jeweller with a sparkling reputation for creating the finest in decorative pieces. A new exhibition entitled 'Cartier: Style and History' will delve into the pivotal role the brand has had in the development of the arts. It will explore its diverse collection of creations, including the classical, the modern and the royal. Some 500 pieces of exquisite jewellery will be showcased at the exhibition and The Grand Palais in Paris.
The exhibition organisers have approached the matter thoroughly: in addition to jewellery there will be more than 200 items of antique furniture from various eras, placed paintings, prints, photography and fashion magazine spreads, all under glass stands, where visitors will find numerous archival documents (trade registers notebooks with ideas and sketches), revealing the secrets behind the pieces.
The space is designed for people to enjoy the signature style of the house, while browsing tiaras and watches, as well as discovering something new, touching upon the private jewellery collections of the famous - the Prince and Princess Grace of Monaco, Marjorie Merriweather Post, Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor, the Duchess of Windsor and many others.
CARTIER : Style and History runs from December 4 2013 – February 16 2014