I love this illustration for Van Cleef & Arpels that I discovered in a copy of Harpers Bizzare, Singapore. The jewellery adorns the tree and does not overpower the image. Van Cleef & Arpels is one of the most recognisable names in the French and American jewellery world.
Born in Monte Carlo, Arpels was known as the leader of cafe society in Paris and was often named on the “best dressed lists” throughout her life. Helene Arpels striking looks and unconventional way of wearing jewellery captured the world’s attention. Her unique collection of rare and signed pieces provides collectors a taste of chic from one of the world’s most admired fashion icons of the 70’s.