LONDON — Cartier doubled down on China final week with a landmark occasion on the Juyongguan Nice Wall to have fun its Le Voyage Recommencé exhibition at Beijing’s Prince Jun’s Mansion, which was unveiled on Oct. 18.
Cyrille Vigneron, president and chief govt officer of Cartier SA, who spoke on the WWD x SKP style and sweetness world summit in Chengdu earlier within the week, hosted the occasion alongside Cartier China CEO Cécile Naour, welcoming model ambassadors together with Gong Li and Lily Collins, in addition to native celebrities Track Jia, Jackson Wang, Li Xian, Bai Jingting, Peter Chan and Guo Jingjing, all clad in key items from the brand new excessive jewellery assortment, Le Voyage Recommencé.
Following a excessive jewellery showcase that includes high fashions Wang Wenqin, Pei Bei, Zhao Lei and Jin Dachuan on the red-carpeted Nice Wall, a UNESCO world heritage web site the place the final main style occasion was hosted by Fendi in 2007, friends loved a music efficiency by musician Chang Shilei and famed Hong Kong singer Karen Mok throughout a gala dinner. Clips of Mok singing to Gong went viral on Chinese language social media.
Beijing is the second cease of the Le Voyage Recommencé exhibition after it was first revealed in Florence final Might.
The most recent excessive jewellery assortment was created by Cartier’s director of excessive jewellery creation, Jacqueline Karachi, and the corporate’s craftsmen, delving into the heritage and reinventing the core aesthetic codes of the home by way of distinctive items that hinged on interplays of geometries, volumes and new chromatic juxtapositions.
Greater than 380 items from the brand new excessive jewellery assortment, in addition to uncommon watches and classic items, have been dropped at China’s capital metropolis for the event.
Vigneron famous: “After the gathering’s profitable launch earlier this 12 months, we’re happy to current the gathering in China, a rustic that has repeatedly impressed the maison. And we’re much more thrilled to have the ability to share this assortment in Beijing, a metropolis whose distinctive mixture of custom and modernity deeply resonates with the maison.”
Naour added that the model’s “distinctive type and the core of Chinese language tradition strongly resonates with one another. As the newest chapter of Le Voyage Recommencé excessive jewellery assortment involves Beijing, we genuinely invite prospects to expertise the maison’s creations of well timed class, in significant exchanges of artwork and craftsmanship, on the backdrop of essential historic places.”
In fashionable China, Cartier has solid robust ties with Beijing since 1996. The model hosted its first-ever exhibition “Le Pot Doré” on the Gate of Supreme Concord within the Forbidden Metropolis that 12 months. In 2009 and 2019, the model teamed with the Palace Museum to current the Cartier Assortment, epitomizing Sino-French cultural exchanges.
In March, the model additionally labored with the Hong Kong Palace Museum within the West Kowloon Cultural District to host the “Cartier and Girls” exhibition.
The extremely publicized occasion noticed Michelle Yeoh returning to Hong Kong for the primary time after changing into the primary Asian to win an Academy Award for Finest Actress and becoming a member of decades-old mates Carina Lau, Pansy Ho, and Brigitte Lin on the opening evening.
The exhibition helped the Hong Kong and Macao areas attain triple-digit will increase within the first quarter of 2023.