Cartier: Le Style et l’Histoire – Exhibition at Grand Palais – Gala Dinner

Cartier, Le Style et l’Histoire
Salon d’Honneur – Grand Palais
Monday 2nd December 2013
An unprecedented retrospective organised by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais, the Cartier. Le style et l’histoire exhibition is a celebration of Cartier style and an expression of cultural recognition that affirms Cartier’s place in the world of decorative arts.
Since 1983, the Cartier Collection has been presented in 25 exhibitions at numerous cultural institutions worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the British Museum in London, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon and the Palace Museum in Beijing’s Forbidden City.
From 4th December to 16th February 2014, this creative heritage will be on display at the Grand Palais in Paris, offering a testament to the Maison’s style and craftsmanship. More than 600 creations have been selected: high jewellery pieces, mystery clocks, watches and precious objects will be exhibited alongside private loans on show for the very first time. Archive material and abundant documentation accompany the exhibition’s content. Designed to place the creations within the wider perspective of evolutions in taste, the decorative arts and art in general, this exhibition also offers a reading of Cartier style in the context of social developments that have occurred over more than a century of creation.

Gala Dinner
Guests were received in the Salon d’honneur of the Grand Palais, where they were able to enjoy an exclusive preview of the Cartier. Le style et l’histoire exhibition. They then moved on to the Galerie Courbe for a dinner prepared by chef Jean-Pierre Vigato.
A gala evening devoted to culture at which:
Stanislas Chauveau de Quercize, President and CEO of  Cartier International and Jean-Paul Cluzel, Président des Etablissements at the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais welcomed more than 200 guests from the worlds of business and art.
Among them were:

–          SAS Le Prince Albert II de Monaco
–          SA Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullaha Al Thani
–          Mr Stanislas de Quercize – Président & CEO de Cartier International
–          Monica Bellucci
–          Juliette Binoche
–          Mrs Joely Richardson
–          Maharadja Tikka De Kapurtala
–          Monsieur et Madame Nick Rhodes
–          Mrs Kristin Scott Thomas
–          Duchesse de Cadaval
–          Mme Adelaïde de Clermont Tonnerre
–          Mr et Mme Michel David-Weill
–          Mr et Mme Raymond Depardon
–          Lord et Lady Douro
–          Mr et Mme John Elkann
–          Mr Jean-Paul Ethoven
–          SAS Ira de Furstenberg
–          Mr le Président et Mme Valéry Giscard d’Estaing
–          Mr Hubert de Givenchy
–          Mr et Mme François-Joseph Graf
–          Baron et Baronne Jean de Gunzburg
–          SAIR L’Archiduchesse Eleonore von Habsburg
–          Princesse Francesca von Habsburg
–          Mr et Mme Jérôme de Noirmont
–          LL.AA.RR. Le Prince Charles Philippe d’Orléans
–          Comte et Comtesse Jean-Guillaume d’Ornano
–          Sir Peter Ricketts et Mme ( Ambassadeur de Grande-Bretagne)
–          Madame Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
–          Maître Tajan et Mme
–          VV Brown
–          Dom Pedro et Dona Marie Claude de Bragrance
–          Lea Weller
–          Jean Nouvel
–          Bernar Venet
–          Ora Ito
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