Van Cleef & Arpels presents the art of the accessory
Unveiling another facet of its jewelry designs, the Van Cleef & Arpels store on Place Vendôme is playing host to an exhibition on exceptional accessories.
Produced from the 20s through to the early 70s, fifty objects made from the finest materials shed sparkling light on an ideal of femininity. These vanity cases, Minaudières (invented by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1933), evening bags, compacts, cigarette holders, combs and lighters each encapsulate a spellbinding mystery.
Like this perfume bottle with a watch to discreetly glance at the time – the height of good manners in the 1930s. A reminder of the rituals of a bygone era, these pieces reflect its wealth of astonishing creativity and virtuoso craftsmanship.
Expo “Accessoires joailliers from 1920 to 1970” until March 18. Van Cleef & Arpels, salon Patrimoine. 20, place Vendôme, 1st.