Reflecting Personalities: Jewelry on the Famous and Its Impact on Design

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Jewelry can help create a public persona, and in turn the wearer can help promote style. Something treasured, jewelry is rich with private symbolism for its recipients, givers, and owners. The jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels has been worn by Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, and many others in the public eye. Come hear a discussion of some of the key jewelry icons of the last 80 years and the behind-the-scenes stories gathered from archives, photos and designs. The discussion will be moderated by Sarah Coffin, the curator of Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, and will include Ruth Peltason, editor of Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry, and Nicolas Luchsinger, Vice President Retail & Director of Heritage Collection of Van Cleef & Arpels.