Cartier Hosts Vogue The Jewellery Exhibition
Any ardent reader of Ten knows our undying lust for anything that emits a sparkle and can be worn around ones fingers, neck, ears or any other bodily appendage. Jewellery – we feel great discomfort if we aren’t dripping with the stuff. What can beat the ring of a high-carat diamond as it clangs against a cold crystal glass of freshly poured champagne? And, when it comes to said jewels, who is more trustworthy than Cartier? Lest we forget, the French jeweller have been in the biz for many many years, their creations hanging off some of the most recognisable faces in history – a fact evidenced by a very nice little exhibition starting on the 5th May in their Bond Street store.
Celebrating the release of Vogue The Jewellery, a tome that features all the jewellery to have graced the fashion mag’s pages (they celebrate their 100th anniversary this year), the exhibition will see the store host a selection of photographs from the book upon its walls. All containing a Cartier creation, of course, with highlights including Elizabeth Taylor (who else) in a 69.42 carat diamond and the Duchess of Windsor in a cross-pendant bracelet, photographed by Cecil Beaton. As Carol Woolton, author of the book says, it “shows that jewellery has been central to the story of the Vogue woman, throughout the last century, telling the narrative of dress every bit as much as fashion,”
Laurent Feniou, Managing Director of Cartier UK adds, “the first Cartier boutique in London opened in 1903 and 13 years later the first issue of British Vogue was published, hence Cartier and Vogue share many years of collaboration in creating beautiful imagery of jewellery, which we are delighted to celebrate in this unique exhibition”.
The exhibition runs from the 5th of May to the 31st of May, 2016 at Cartier, 40-41 Old Bond Street, London W1S4QR
Photograph: Elizabeth Taylor wears her 69.42-carat Cartier Taylor- Burton diamond in Vogue 1971, photographed by Lord Snowdon