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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.
This iPad application showcases 65 of the 350 works that were on view at the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York including jewels, timepieces, fashion accessories and objets d'art by Van Cleef & Arpels. Use the application to browse, share with friends and connect with the exhibition, which will examine the work through the lenses of innovation, transformation, nature as inspiration, exoticism, fashion and personalities.
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