It’s a special time in Paris because the 26th Biennale des Antiquaires is currently open at Le Grand Palais. This year, this biannual antiques fair was designed by Karl Lagerfeld, with a giant hot air balloon as the center piece. The different stands showcase absolutely gorgeous jewelry and artwork. Everything is for sale so if you’re a serious buyer, you could even try on the jewelry. Among the jewelers, we went to see Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, Boucheron, Piaget, Chanel and Dior.
I’m really lucky because one of my classmates works for Van Cleef & Arpels and was able to provide more background on the Bienalle and the VC&A stand. She really emphasized how this was a once in a lifetime event because you would rarely have so many exquisite pieces from all different brands in one location. I loved listening to her talk about the jewelry and inviting us into the world of VC&A.