Created with the expertise of Cartier Heritage, this exquisite book showcases the rich holdings of the Cartier Collection and archive. It features not only a sumptuous array of rings, bracelets, necklaces, and tiaras, but also cocktail and smoking accessories, mystery clocks, and lavish objects created by Cartier’s ateliers in Paris, London, and New York. Organized thematically, the book features magnificent jewels and accessories owned by such arbiters of taste as Daisy Fellowes, the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Grace, Barbara Hutton, and Elizabeth Taylor. Throughout, specially commissioned photographs of Cartier’s legendary jewels are accompanied by vintage photographs—drawn from the Condé Nast and Cartier archives—of these royals, socialites, and Hollywood stars in their Cartier finery, including work by Steichen, Horst, Beaton, and Charbonneau.
Pierre Rainero is director of Image, Style and Heritage at Cartier.
Margaret Young-Sánchez is the Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Pre-Columbian Art at the Denver Art Museum.
Martin Chapman is curator in charge of European decorative arts and sculpture at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Michael Hall is curator of the Rothschild collection at Exbury, Hampshire, England.
Stefano Papi is former senior European specialist in the jewelry departments of both Sotheby’s and Christie’s.
Janet Zapata is an independent scholar specializing in jewelry and silver.
There are few accessories that evoke the feeling of Old Hollywood glamour quite like jewelry, and few designers that do the accessories as well as Cartier.