This is the most important exhibition ever dedicated to the jewellery house. From classicism to the masterpieces that earned the brand the title of ‘jeweler to kings’ to the radical inventions of modern style – as Art Deco was called – and from geometric shapes to exotic ones.
About 600 jewels, objects, watches and clocks will be on display, accompanied by descriptions that testify to the tastes in art at the time. There will also be sketches and documents from the archive that allow this exhibition to tell of the historical figures that Cartier seduced over the years – from Marjorie Merriweather Post to Grace Kelly, from Barbara Hutton to Marlene Dietrich, from Daisy Fellowes to the Duchess of Windsor all the way to the maharajas of that much dreamed-about India that wasn’t so far off anymore.
‘Cartier. Le style et l’histoire’, will be at the Grand Palais through Feb. 14, 2014.