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An exhibition exploring the history of Tiffany & Co is coming to London

18/04/2022

An exhibition exploring the history of Tiffany & Co is opening in London this summer, celebrating 150 years since the jeweller first came to the capital.

Taking place at the Saatchi Gallery, the Vision & Virtuosity exhibit will house more than 400 objects from the jeweller’s vast archives, taking visitors on a journey starting from its founding in 1837 in New York.

Visitors will be able to admire everything from archival high jewellery designs to recreations of Tiffany’s famed window displays. The original script from Breakfast at Tiffany’s – the 1961 film adaptation based on Truman Capote’s classic novella, starring Audrey Hepburn – will also be on show.

Audrey Hepburn promoting Breakfast at Tiffany’s
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“Vision & Virtuosity tells the extraordinary story of one of the oldest luxury jewellers, through its nearly 200-year history of pioneering creativity, legendary craftsmanship and sourcing of the world’s most extraordinary diamonds and gemstones,” explains Anthony Ledru, president and CEO of Tiffany & Co.

“This exhibition perfectly captures our long-standing heritage in bridging tradition and modernity. We are thrilled to share the world of Tiffany & Co. and our unique high jewellery style with London.”

The exhibition will be split into seven parts, each exploring separate themes central to Tiffany’s brand, heritage and influence.

Lady Gaga wearing the famed Tiffany diamond at the 2019 Oscars
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Visitors can learn about the founder Charles Lewis Tiffany’s legacy, as well as explore the works of some of the brand’s creative collaborators such as Paloma Picasso, Jean Schlumberger and Elsa Peretti. The exhibition also includes a room devoted to the jeweller’s heritage in celebrating love and commitment, having introduced the iconic Tiffany Setting engagement ring in 1886. For the grand finale, guests will have an opportunity to view the legendary 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond, which was previously worn by Audrey Hepburn and, more recently, Lady Gaga, and has a starring role in the new Death on the Nile film.

Gal Gadot wearing the Tiffany diamond in Death on the Nile
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There will also be a gift shop stocking an exclusive curation of artist collaborations and limited-edition items in the iconic Tiffany blue, spanning everything from T-shirts and hoodies, to skateboards, vases and tea sets.

Tickets will be available from 2 May 2022 on the Tiffany & Co. Exhibition app, available on the iOS and Google Play app stores, or at the Saatchi Gallery.

 

From Harper’s Bazaar UK

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