French Maison Cartier is pleased to share that a number of their creations by Jeanne Toussaint will be featured at the Vitra Design Museum’s ‘Women in Design’ exhibition from 23rd September, in recognition of her significant contribution to the development of modern design.
At French Maison Dior, art meets fashion for the finest causes. The ‘Dior Designer of Dreams’ exhibition at MOCA, Chengdu, until September 7, 2021, provides an absorbing immersion into how the creative directors who succeeded Monsieur Dior – from Yves Saint Laurent to Maria Grazia Chiuri today – have interpreted the Maison’s heritage and moved it forward in their own highly individual ways.
The scenography by Nathalie Crinière highlights the grace of couture creations inspired by gardens and flowers, formative sources of inspiration for a young Christain Dior that still represent indelible codes of the fashion house he founded. The theme is developed further with a display devoted to ‘Miss Dior’, the iconic perfume “that smells of love” and the exquisitely embroidered dresses named after it.
Another room invites visitors to get an idea of the work undertaken in the ateliers as a soaring display of white toiles – the first step in the realization of any couture garment – illustrates the level of complexity and invention inherent in this incomparably important stage.
A special ‘Dior in China’ display turns the spotlight on the host country’s own bearing on that process, highlighted here with Dior Couture designs by Maria Grazia Chiuri in red, which Monsieur Dior deemed “the color of life”.
For its 60th anniversary, French Maison Diptyque is celebrating what has shaped it since its creation: a love for fareway lands, art and fragrance, with the voyages immobiles – La Grand Tour Exhibition.
‘Voyages immobiles – Le Grand Tour’ is fast approaching. From 10 September, Diptyque’s first art exhibition will present the gaze of nine international and multidisciplinary artists upon five iconic destinations. A journey of the imagination in the heart of Paris, open to aesthetes, explorers, wanderers and all who are driven by curiosity about new horizons.
‘Voyages immobiles – Le Grand Tour’, from 10 September to 24 October 2021 at the exhibition space of La Poste du Louvre, 52, rue du Louvre, 75001 Paris. The journey begins here. Come into the beautiful world of Diptyque.
London’s Saatchi Gallery is currently showcasing a photographic exhibition on French Maison Cartier’s world-renowned creations across watches and jewelry. Entitled, ‘Studio 7 by Cartier’, the maison’s story is told through seven of its most iconic pieces, such as the Santos, Tank, Panthère, Trinity, Love, Juste Un Clou, and Ballon Bleu. For the very first time, an incredible show of Cartier stories are told through a photographic journey, from the past to the present. Located on the ground floor of the Saatchi Gallery, the exhibition runs across four galleries.
The Santos watch. The Love bracelet. The Trinity ring. You don’t need to be a watch or jewellery aficionado to recognise these monikers as distinctly Cartier.
A new photographic exhibition at Saatchi Gallery celebrates seven of the Maison’s most recognisable icons, including the Santos, Ballon Bleu and Panthère de Cartier watches, as well as the seminal Love bracelet, designed by Aldo Cipullo in 1969, now available in white, yellow or rose gold with or without diamonds. In 2016, it was the most Googled piece of jewellery in the world and remains a mainstay of modern bracelet stacks. In 1971 Cipullo also designed the Juste Un Clou bracelet in – a nail that wraps elegantly around the wrist, to capture the era’s rebellious spirit and unabashed glamour.
The show, coined ‘Studio 7’, spread across four rooms, is meant to highlight the enduring appeal of these creations by showcasing them on celebrities, friends of the brand and clients over the years. The first gallery is called ‘Legends’ and aptly showcases a portrait of figures, such as Andy Warhol, who is seen wearing his Tank watch. Further on and you can find Tina Turner and her Love bracelet, Jean Cocteau with his Trinity ring, along with Jacqueline Bisset, Catherine Deneuve, Alan Delon and Grace Kelly – to name just a few.
In the next space, entitled ‘Inspiration’, Cartier shows a new dimension to portraiture by highlighting modern photographers, such as Mary McCartney, who has captured the likes of actress Vanessa Kirby, who is seen wearing her Juste Un Clou bracelet, along with Stephen Jones, Emma Corrin and boxer Ramla Ali, to name a few. Photos are projected on a floor-to-ceiling screen for a dramatically immersive experience.
For the ‘Studio’ portion, users are invited into a custom photography space where they can be photographed sharing their own Cartier story. Lastly, ‘Encounters’ select portraits from the ‘Studio’ space which are displayed in a mosaic of digital screens. These photographs are also available for visitors to print for a truly memorable experience.
The exhibition delves into the Cartier archives, showcasing early sketches and models, including a 1916 Santos wristwatch. The square-cased style was originally designed in 1904 for aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, before later launching in 1978 as an instant bestseller. Most famously, it was worn by power dressing financier Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film ‘Wall Street’.
Cartier has always been ahead of the curve in creating luxurious, modern pieces that can be worn every day. While designs have been subtly tinkered with over the years – the Juste Un Clou was redesigned in 2012, while the Panthère de Cartier was relaunched for women in 2017 – each one remains a lasting talisman, restyled by a new generation. This new exhibition is the perfect way to experience that first hand.
‘Studio 7 by Cartier’ is a free exhibition which runs from Friday 23rd July to Sunday 8th August 2021 at Saatchi Gallery in London. To reserve tickets, follow the link here. Come into the beautiful world of Saatchi Gallery.
Saatchi Gallery Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY, United Kingdom
Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates the opening of the Reverso Stories Exhibition in Shanghai. Marking 90 years since the birth of the Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre presented Reverso Stories, a fascinating exhibition devoted to this icon of watchmaking, in the presence of Chinese Actress and Friend of the Maison, Ni Ni. Tracing the history of Reverso, this exhibition immerses visitors in the creative and cultural universe of this exceptional design through four chapters.
Reverso Stories in Shanghai, from 9 – 18 July, and will then travel to Hong Kong and Paris later in the year. Come into the beautiful world of Jaeger-LeCoultre.
From May 19 to January 16, 2022, the V&A museum is reopening ‘Bags: Inside Out’, an exhibition exploring the style, function, design and craftsmanship of the ultimate accessory for women. A selection of Cartier Collection bags and accessories, as well as archived documents illustrating the richness of the Maison’s production, will be on display.
Victoria & Albert Museum Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL
The Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing presents an exhibition dedicated to selected works by Alberto Giacometti from the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s Collection.
Born in Switzerland in 1901, Alberto Giacometti moved to Paris in 1922 where he stayed until his death in 1966. Despite the almost instant recognition of his work, Giacometti quickly turned away from the surreal objects that brought him recognition in the 1920s, to focus on the model. As the bodies he sculpted became thinner, and with a sense of lingering failure over his inability to reproduce his models as he perceived them, he achieved extreme simplification of the forms, reducing them to the essential lines of their precarious existence.
This exclusive display gathers eight key masterpieces of Giacometti’s oeuvre, that belong to the Collection: Tête sur tige [Head on a rod] (1947), Trois hommes qui marchent [Three men walking] (1948), Homme qui chavire [Man who capsizes] (1950), Femme de Venise III [Woman of Venice III] (1956), Grande Femme II [Tall Woman II] (1960) and Têtes d’homme [Heads of a man] (Lotar I), (Lotar II) and (Lotar III) (1964-65). These selected works pay tribute to the virtuosity of this iconic Swiss artist. Photo credits: Fondation Louis Vuitton/Marc Domage.
Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing China World Shopping Mall South Zone W. Bldg. 1 Jianguomenwai Ave. Beijing, China Open from April 4th – September 26th, 2021
The Pininfarina Battista will take centre stage in the new exhibition at the world-famous Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. ‘The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina’ exhibit opens on 25 March, running until 5 December 2021. It will pay tribute to nine decades of design leadership, celebrating 90 years of peerless Italian car design and featuring iconic Pininfarina-designed models that have inspired the pure-electric hyper GT.
The Petersen Automotive Museum have added 3 other new exhibitions and over 100 cars to the museum. Health and Safety are their top priorities so they have implemented new and enhanced health procedures and processes to protect you, their staff, and their volunteers. They have also made tickets to verified healthcare workers and first responders free.
Take a closer look at this 1953 clip with golden pastilles and sequins punctuated with diamonds gracefully animating a ballerina’s tutu.
Travel through the decades at the Van Cleef & Arpels ‘The Transformations of Gold’ exhibition at their 20 Place Vendôme boutique in Paris until March 31, 2021. Discover various thematic interpretations of gold, each illustrating the refinement and variety of the French Maison’s style. For more informattion, come into the beautiful world of Van Cleef & Arpels.
‘No Space, Just A Place’ is a large-scale exhibition organized in Seoul’s Daelim Museum that showcases the work of 10 independent art spaces together with artwork from Korean and international artists. Organized by Gucci, the project is inspired by Italian fashion designer Alessandro Michele’s reflections on eterotopia and proposes a new definition of what an ‘other space’ might be.
Gucci Explores Alternative Environments in ‘No Space, Just a Place’ Exhibition. Bringing together the work of 10 independent art spaces and five artists.
‘No Space, Just A Place’ gives radical venues visibility and explores their ‘alternativeness’ as a tool to defy authority and question autonomy. Art spaces like Audio Visual Pavilion, Boan1942, d/p and Hapjungjigu each present a project that is thematically tied to the idea of an alternative space as a utopian place in which to set empowering new narratives. Artist Sungsil Ryu – showcased by Boan1942 – explores the notion of artificial paradises, while artist Kang Woohyeok from Post Territory Ujeongguk uses the possibility of owning land on the moon to explore the relationship between the real and virtual; possessions and what we dream of possessing.
Olivia Erlanger, Ida, Ida, Ida!, 2020.
Cécile B. Evans, What the Heart Wants, 2016
Martine Syms, Notes on Gesture, 2015
Lee Kang Seung, Covers (QueerArch), 2019/2020
Meriem Bennani, Party on the CAPS, 2018/2019
A selection of local and international artists are also exhibiting immersive installations inspired by the future and fantastical mythologies. Meriem Bennani, Olivia Erlanger, Cécile B. Evans and more question narrow perspectives and explore the potential of fiction in addressing stories of ‘otherness’. Their work continues to support the rich cultural landscape and the contemporary art scene in Seoul.
21, Jahamun-ro 4-gil
Take a virtual tour of ‘No Space Just A Place’ Exhibition here or visit Seoul’s Daelim Museum. The exhibit will run until July 12. Come into the beautiful world of Gucci.