Must See | Bijoux Parisiens Exhibit at The Dixon

Amethyst Parure - Edited
Amesthyst Parure, 1820-1830 Artist Unknown, Paris France
Amethyst and gold

A few weeks ago, I finally had some REAL free time (no work, no photoshoots, just time for fun) and after a viewing of Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby, I went by The Dixon Gallery & Gardens to see Bijoux parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris, one of their newest exhibits.

Showcasing French jewelry from the seventeenth to the twentieth jewelry with styles from Neoclassicism through Art Deco, the exhibit includes an extensive collection from the Petit Palais in Paris, one of Frances greatest art museums. In addition to the opulent bijoux, there are over 200 paintings, fashion prints, and photographs on display, so the exhibit provided me with some much needed inspiration.

Simon_Petiteau_Bracelet - Edited
Bracelet, Simon Petiteau, ca. 1830
Yellow gold, pink gold, green gold, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and pearl
Romantic_Parure - Edited
Romantic Parure, Artist Unknown, ca. 1830
Gold and brass
Lucien_Falize_Gothic_Bracelet - Edited
Gothic Bracelet, Lucien Falize, ca 1880
Gold, diamonds, and turquoise
Andre_Edouard_Marty_The_Caress_of_the_Rose_Doeuillet_Dinner_Dress_1913 - Edited
“The Caress of the Rose”; Doeuillet Dinner Dress, Andre-Edouard Marty, 1913
Color lithograph with gold highlights on paper
Jean-Baptiste_Boussingault_Dresses_of_Paul_Poiret_1914 - Edited
“Dresses of Paul Poiret”, Jean-Baptiste Boussingault, 1914
George_Barbier_Roses_in_the_Night_ Worth_Evening_Coat,_1921. - Edited
“Roses in the Night”; Worth Evening Coat,
George Barbier, 1921

After the exhibit there was a showing of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, so my day was complete! The exhibit runs through Sunday, July 21, 2013. Whether you are a creative in the fashion industry or just a fan, it’s definitely a must see!

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