VIRGINIA LUCAS HART

Cooper-Hewitt Jewelry Exhibition

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I have a thing for sparkly. No really, a thing.

You could be warning me that there is a meteor approaching my forehead, but if I see something glisten out of the corner of my eye, I will be distracted.

I checked out an exhibition, Set in Style, at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum yesterday that showcases the jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels. And let me tell you, I was in sparkle heaven.

rubies and emeralds and diamonds, oh my!
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"Since its opening on the Place Vendôme in Paris in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels has played a leading role in style and design innovation. Its timeless pieces have been worn by style icons including the Duchess of Windsor, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. This exhibition will explore the historical significance of the firm's contributions to jewelry design in the 20th century, including the establishment of Van Cleef & Arpels in New York with the advent of World War II. On view will be more than 350 works including jewels, timepieces, fashion accessories and objets d'art by Van Cleef & Arpels, many of which were created exclusively for the American market. The exhibition will examine the work through the lenses of innovation, transformation, nature as inspiration, exoticism, fashion and personalities, and will include design drawings from the Van Cleef & Arpels archives." - Cooper Hewitt's website

Set in Style will be up until June 5th.

Do you have a thing for sparkly, too?

Well then you should definitely check it out.

until next time,

g