Photos by Rindoff Petroff / Castel
Paris Dec 4 2013 – An unprecedented retrospective organised by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais, the Cartier Le Style et l’Histoire exhibition is a celebration of Cartier’s style and an expression of cultural recognition that affirms Cartier’s place in the world of decorative arts.
Since 1983, the Cartier Collection has been presented in 25 exhibitions at numerous cultural institutions worldwide, including: the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the British Museum in London, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, and the Palace Museum in Beijing’s Forbidden City.
From December 4 to February 16, 2014, this creative heritage will be on display at the Grand Palais in Paris, offering a testament to French maison’s style and craftsmanship. More than 600 creations have been selected: high jewelry pieces, mystery clocks, watches and precious objects will be exhibited alongside private loans on show for the very first time. Archive material and abundant documentation accompany the exhibition’s content. Designed to place the creations within the wider perspective of evolutions in taste, the decorative arts, and art in general, this exhibition also offers an interpretation of Cartier style within the context of social developments that have influenced more than a century of creation.
The Gala Dinner
Guests were received in the Salon d’honneur of the Grand Palais where they enjoyed an exclusive preview of the Cartier Le style et l’Histoire Exhibition. Awaiting them in the Galerie Courbe was a dinner prepared by chef Jean-Pierre Vigato.
During this gala evening devoted to culture, Stanislas de Quercize, President and CEO of Cartier International, and Jean-Paul Cluzel, Président des Etablissements at the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais, welcomed more than 200 guests from the worlds of business and art.