CHAMBORD, France — Van Cleef & Arpels created a magical kingdom in which unicorns exist and elephants roam at the Loire Valley’s Château de Chambord to celebrate the launch of its latest high-jewelry collection, Peau d’Âne (or “Donkey Skin”). It was inspired by the Charles Perrault fairy tale of the same name.
The sumptuous event, for which the château was privatized, was held Thursday and Friday — the first day exclusively for customers, while the second was designed to give the international press a glimpse of a rarefied world.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"