Set in style : the jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels

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Set in style : the jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels

Sarah Coffin ; with contributions by Suzy Menkes & Ruth Peltason

Thames & Hudson, 2011

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Exhibition catalogue

Catalog of the exhibition held at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Feb. 18-Jun. 5, 2011

Includes bibliographical references and index

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Since its opening on the Place Vendome in 1906, the jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels has played a leading role in setting style and design trends in luxury jewelry. "Set in Style" explores the historical significance of the firms contributions to jewelry design in the 20th century. The book features more than 250 of Van Cleef & Arpels most celebrated works from museum and private collections worldwide, including jewels, timepieces, fashion accessories and objets dart and is published to accompany a major exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution, New York City, opening in February 2011. Six accessible essays accompanied by nearly 300 photographs, including previously unpublished design drawings from the Van Cleef & Arpels archives, examine the precious pieces through the lenses of innovation, transformation, nature, exoticism, fashion and celebrity. Among the objects illustrated are a tiara worn by Grace Kelly; Elizabeth Taylors amethyst, coral and diamond bracelet and pendant earrings; a bracelet and necklace owned by Eva Peron; and the Jarretiere bracelet owned by Marlene Dietrich, worn in the film Stage Fright.

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