Frank’s Files: The Dazzling Heritage of Van Cleef & Arpels

Paris | 2019

In this episode of Frank’s Files, step inside Van Cleef & Arpels’ magnificent Paris headquarters on the Place Vendôme and discover storied pieces from the legendary jewelers’ Heritage Collection, which comprises iconic designs produced by the House between the 1920s and the 1980s that they have bought back in order to offer to vintage jewelry collectors around the world. Frank Everett joins Nicolas Luchsinger, President of Asia Pacific for the House and they explore highlights from the collection, tracing the evolution of the Van Cleef & Arpels style over the years—its whimsy, femininity and enduring elegance. Each piece represents a slice of the company’s long history, including an elegant floral brooch inspired by a post-war shortage of fabric and the iconic “Zip Necklace” dreamt up by The Duchess of Windsor.

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