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Web Site of the Week: Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels

When the firm of Van Cleef & Arpels opened on the Place Vendôme in Paris in 1906, it was the beginning of a new era. Since that time their masterful work has been seen on the necks, arms, and ears of Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Duchess of Windsor. This remarkable online exhibit tracing the history of this firm’s work is made by possible by the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in New York, with sponsorship from New York Magazine and several other organizations. Images of these fine baubles are divided into seven sections, including “Nature”, “Exoticism”, and “Fashion”. Each section contains high-quality images of each item, along with a description of the item and its history. Visitors will not want to miss the video tours of the exhibit, which include interviews with several designers and exhibit specialists, including Patrick Jouin. [KMG]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011.
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