Van Cleef & Arpels, the French High Jewelry Maison well known for its enchanting creations, opened its first heritage exhibition in the Middle East 'Treasures and Legends'. Artistically displayed at Les Salons Van Cleef & Arpels Dubai Opera, the patrimony pieces exude savoir-faire and exceptional artistry work, all woven into the jewelry. Celebrating a century of creations from precious objects to unique orders, the Treasures and Legends exhibition is the gateway into the history of one of the most prestigious jewelry dynasties.
The great ambassadors of their times: Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses, Maharajahs and Maharanis and aristocrats favored the introduction of new styles that marked the decades of the 20th century, from the Art Deco movement, to the oriental inspirations of the 1970s, passing by the constant love of nature. Following an illustrious list of legends, each piece of jewelry is accompanied by historical or interesting stories, reflecting the evolution of the Maison’s distinctive style and its bonds with royal families.
All of the high profile guests were immersed into the unforgettable patrons’ heirlooms, all of which are connected with a golden thread and their love of the beautiful art of Van Cleef & Arpels. The stunning pieces and interesting world-known icons, captivated the viewers by unfolding incredible personal stories all of which are illustrated the extraordinary Parisian art de vivre.
The Treasures and Legends exhibition by Van Cleef & Arpels is bursting of extravagant fairytales and fascinating behind-the-scenes stories that will continue to captivate and inspire. This grandiose collection of over 50 pieces can be viewed at Les Salon Van Cleef & Arpels Dubai Opera boutique until the end of October.
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.