A general view of atmosphere during the exhibition launch for Bulgari 125th anniversary celebration at Grand Palais on December 9, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Julianne Moore.
Bulgari. 125 years of Italian magnificence
"I always visit Bulgari, because it is the most important museum of contemporary art. - Andy Warhol
A unique journey into the heart of art, colour, precious stones, luxury and the world of cinema and history.
After the enormous success of its 125th anniversary celebration in Rome last year, the luxury jeweller's will be bringing its exhibition to Paris for the first time, choosing the legendary surroundings of the Grand Palais to showcase its history, creativity and prestige.
"125 years of Italian Magnificence" looks back over the key moments in the history of the celebrated jewellery maker and the development of Bulgari design, from the opening of the first boutique on Rome's Via Sistina in 1884 to the present day. More than 500 precious items illustrate the path followed by Bulgari on the way to becoming the world's leading exponent of precious, highly colourful jewellery.
Jewellery, drawings, cinema stills and original items from private collections never yet publicly exhibited in France, including Bulgari's own vintage collection and pieces owned by Elisabeth Taylor, immerse visitors in the luxurious world of Bulgari, in a spectacularly designed setting.