The luxury jeweller, who famously gilded Emperor Napoleon and Joséphine de Beauharnais, has opened Imperial Splendours: The Art of Jewellery Since the 18th Century today in Beijing. The exhibition, curated by Henri Loretta, celebrates almost 300 years of uninterrupted, exceptional beauty. Supported by the most prestigious collections and museums, including the Musée de Louvre, the Château de Fontainebleau and the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, the assembled collection showcases the house’s unique body of jewels, drawing and archives, all with royal connection, spanning from the 18th century to the 21st. The exhibition closes with the modern tiara, the result of a creative competition at London’s University of the Arts, simultaneously symbolising the Maison’s storied past, and their brilliant future.
The exhibition runs until July 2 in the Forbidden City.