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Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style at NGV International

Fashion | December 2, 2016 |

Italian Jewels: Bulgari StyleImage courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria

Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style at NGV International 

A spectacular display of jewels from the Bulgari Heritage Collection, including emerald and diamond jewellery from the personal collection of Elizabeth Taylor and a ruby and diamond necklace worn by Sophia Loren, will be showcased in Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style

 

Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style

Image courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria

 

 

The story of Bulgari stretches back more than a century, when Greek silversmith Sotirio Bulgari came to Rome to seek his fortune, opening his first shop in 1884. From humble beginnings, Bulgari rose to become an emblem of Italian excellence and creativity, favoured by royalty, actresses and high society alike. Drawing inspiration from its Greek and Roman heritage, Bulgari has forged a distinct style that combines tradition and innovation

 

Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style

Image courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria

 

 

The exhibition will feature more than 80 stunning pieces of jewellery alongside film and photography. Drawn from Bulgari’s remarkable archives, the pieces highlight the Italian design house’s longstanding relationships with stars of Hollywood and Italian cinema, with a focus on the Dolce Vita period of the 50s and 60s when Rome was a popular location for Hollywood films. Highlights include jewels presented to Elizabeth Taylor by her paramour and fifth husband Richard Burton, including an emerald ring he gifted when their love affair first began in Rome on the set of Cleopatra (1963). Bulgari creations favoured by leading women such as Grace Kelly, Anita Ekberg and Gina Lollobrigida will also be showcased, as well as stunning jewels worn on the red carpet by Hollywood stars including Keira Knightley.

 

Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style

Image courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria

 

 

Other highlights include delicate tremblant brooches, so called because of small springs in the jewellery designs which create a quivering effect, such as a floral hair piece worn by Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman when she starred in The Visit (1964). Sautoirs from the 1970s and pieces featuring cabochon cut gems in chromatic combinations will also convey Bulgari’s unique style.

 

Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style

Image courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria

 

 

NGV International
30 Sept 2016 – 
29 Jan 2017

 

more. ngv.vic.gov

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