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Set in Style: Patrick Jouin
An interview with the designer of the exhibit, Patrick Jouin. Patrick is a partner at Jouin Manku, a design firm based in Paris, France. Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, the most comprehensive exhibition ever organized of Van Cleef & Arpels' masterworks, is divided into six themes which resonate through the...
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The Making of Set In Style
Amethyst, diamond, emerald, jade, onyx, ruby and sapphire—the very words conjure up an exotic world of beauty, fashion, mystery, and intrigue. Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels provides ample evidence that the celebrated jeweler does indeed exemplify that world. Marriage brought the Arpels and Van Cleef families together in 1896, leading...
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Coming Soon – Set in Style
Marlene Dietrich & Marjorie Merriweather Post What do Marlene Dietrich and Marjorie Merriweather Post have in common? They both wore jewels that will be exhibited in the upcoming exhibition Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, opening on February 18th at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The jarretière bracelet (on the...
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Adventures in Antiques
Cooper-Hewitt Members enjoyed a private tour of the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show with Sarah Coffin, Curator of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century Decorative Arts and Head of Product Design and Decorative Arts. Highlights of the tour included MALLET, Primavera Gallery, Lillian Nassau, Jason Jacques Gallery, H. Blairman & Sons, James Robinson, Apler-Fredericks, Hancocks &...