Cartier to show 600 historical designs in Paris

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Grand Palais to host jewels owned by Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor.

Cartier will host a showcase of 600 of its "greatest creations" at an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, opening in December.

The exhibition, Le Style et l’Histoire, will bring together jewellery, watches, clocks, accessories and other objects of art created by Cartier in Paris.

The exhibition is being curated by the Grand Palais’ chief heritage curator Laurent Salome and his assistant curator Laure Dalon. About 50 supplemented by pieces have been temporarily given to the show from Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Musée Galliera, as well as pieces from private collections.

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Star pieces from Cartier’s collection will include Cartier jewellery owned by the likes of Grace Kelly, Barbara Hutton, Marlene Dietrich and Elizabeth Taylor, as well as pieces commissioned by the Maharajahs of India.

This is the first exhibition to be held in the Grand Palais recently-renovated grand reception room and will offer a visitors a chance to view jewellery in different "seasons" as they walk through the showcase.
 

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