New York and Paris joined by third maison with star studded bash.
Fine jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels opened its third standalone maison in Hong Kong’s Prince’s Building this week, following similar openings in Paris and New York.
The maisons are specially designed Van Cleef stores said to “act as doorways to the discovery of a world of poetry”. The new store joins Paris, New York and 89 other Van Cleef stores worldwide.
The Hong Kong maison was designed by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, and is described as accentuating refinement, exclusivity and modernity.
Along with the attendance of Van Cleef’s president and chief executive Stanislas de Quercize, guests also included the company’s vice-president and worldwide creative director Nicolas Bos, its president for Asia Pacific Benjamin Vuchot and Van Cleef’s general manager for Hong Kong and Macau, Catherine Renier.
Jouin and Manku also came to take a look at their work in all its glory, while actresses Cate Blanchette and Michelle Yeoh and Nansun Shi were also guests.
A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the new store, followed by a gala dinner at Hong Kong’s award-winning Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where British singer Lisa Stansfield serenaded the crowd.