A few days only are left to visit the “Van Cleef & Arpels – l’art de la Haute Joaillerie” exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs, in Paris.
For the second time, LVMH opened the doors of its Houses to the public for free. On the Internet, the visits were very quickly booked once again. If not booked, one had to queue up for 3 or 4 hours. What was to be expected inside?
Peter Carl Fabergé was a man of great modernity, a visionary. But the closing down of his company (1917), because of the Russian Revolution, then the family loss of the rights on the brand almost caused the end of this legacy, of which only the famous eggs remained in public imagination and memory. In 2007, Pallinghurst, a specialized investment firm, buys the brand. Its purpose is to restore its image, and to position it as one of the great names in jewelry trade. It launches an inaugural collection, creates a “Council of Fabergé legacy” and makes two female descendants of the family join the company. Thus, in September 2009, Fabergé Limited is officially revived.