Van Cleef & Arpels announces the opening of its first heritage exhibition – “Treasures & Legends” from 10 to 31 October 2019 at the Van Cleef boutique in Dubai Opera Plaza.
“Treasures & Legends”: Van Cleef & Arpels’ First Heritage Exhibition in the Middle East
Van Cleef, the iconic French jewellery house, portrays expert craftsmanship showcasing over 50 High Jewellery treasures and precious objects in the “Treasures & Legends” exhibition.
Over the years, Van Cleef & Arpels has captivated an international clientele with its creativity, its collection of excellent stones and its enchanting universe.
The “Treasures & Legends” exhibition spans more than a century of creations from precious objects to exceptional orders.
The great ambassadors of their times: Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses, Maharajahs and Maharanis and aristocrats favoured the introduction of new styles that marked the decades of the 20th century. Styles from the Art Deco movement to the oriental inspirations of the 1970s.
Following an illustrious list of legends, each piece of jewellery exhibited is accompanied by historical or interesting stories, reflecting the evolution of Van Cleef’s distinctive style and its allure to royal families.
Alessandro Maffi, Managing Director of Van Cleef & Arpels Middle East and India said:
“The world of Van Cleef & Arpels has always been a place of wonder and enchantment. The Maison’s patrimony collection explores a century in the history of one of the most prestigious jewellery dynasties and once again evokes a beguiling atmosphere replete with royalty, charm and prestige.”
Vincent Meylan, the celebrated author of Van Cleef & Arpels Treasures and Legends, comments:
“It was an unforgettable experience exploring over a century in the history of one of the most prestigious Parisian jewellery dynasties and taking the reader on a historical journey filled with stunning pieces and interesting characters from around the world. Each chapter of “Treasures & Legends” explores the glamorous and exotic patrons’ heirlooms, all of which are connected with a golden thread and their love of the beautiful art of Van Cleef & Arpels.”
The ‘Muses of the Maison’ have been an inspiration for Van Cleef with their visionary tastes and styles. Queen Nazli of Egypt, the Maharani of Baroda, the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Lilian of Belgium, Princess Grace of Monaco are all heroines of this incredible, and sometimes mysterious, showcase.
The “Treasures & Legends” exhibition opens doors and unlocks caskets revealing the histories of its clients and the fabulous and exceptional stones that they entrusted to Van Cleef & Arpels’ expert craftsmen.
Illustrating the extraordinary Parisian art de vivre, these stunning pieces have been brought together for the first time in Dubai, each shrouded in mystery and yet brimming with personal stories. Each paint a stunning and faithful picture of the legendary women who wore them.
From royalty icons to Hollywood stars, the Maison has created legendary pieces of jewellery over the decades. Van Cleef & Arpels’ “Treasures & Legends” exhibition is full of extravagant fairytales and fascinating behind-the-scenes stories that will continue to captivate and inspire.
This grandiose collection of over 50 pieces serves as an array of precious memories of Van Cleef & Arpels’ legends.
“Treasures & Legends” by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Date. 10 to 31 October 2019
Opening hours. Sunday to Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m | Thursday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Address. Van Cleef & Arpels, Dubai Opera Plaza
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard DOP-GF – PL01
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