Never before have I simply had to put my camera down and stop taking pictures. But last month, while walking through the Cartier: Style and History exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, I had to do just that. There simply was no way to capture the incredible heart-stirring exhibition that showcases not only the glamour and elegance of Cartier and the famous people who have worn the brands jewels and timepieces for centuries, but also the incredible impact Cartier has had on style, fashion and luxury.
Last month we brought you an inside look at the amazingly beautiful 600-piece display, but we could only show you a small glimpse of the almost-overwhelming exhibit. Now, we bring you a few more images to whet your appetite and entice you. If you haven’t visited the not-to-be-missed exhibit, do it now- it is only open until Feb 16. Give yourself time, too. For me, two hours wasn’t long enough.
Not only will you witness some of the most amazing never-before-seen pieces on loan from private owners (the tiara of Kate Middleton, jewelry from Marjorie Merriweather Post, Barbara Hutton, Maria Félix, Princess Grace of Monaco, Maharajahs de Padilla and others), but also you will lay your eyes on some of the largest diamonds and gemstones in the world (including the 7th largest yellow diamond). It is also the most impressive collection of clock and objects of art ever assembled. Even today, Cartier continues to draw on the past for creative visions of the future. You just might see the inspiration for the next decade’s statement pieces. Check out the slide show and you will see one of the newest reinterpretations! Bon Jour.