Fortunato was named chief executive officer of Richemont’s fashion and accessories maisons earlier this month, and will take up his role on Sept. 1.
More than 400 stunning, highly crafted jewels are displayed at Milan’s Royal Palace.
Asking rents declined 22 percent in spring 2019 from spring 2018.
The luxury giant’s top and bottom lines are under pressure from myriad internal, and external, market forces.
“We wanted to do a collection on romantic love stories,” said Nicolas Bos, chief executive officer of Van Cleef & Arpels.
The jewelry will be shown in Paris from Oct. 25 to 28, ahead of the Oct. 29 sale.
The renovation — which took about seven months — includes a second floor expansion that features his and her salons and a dining room, as well as a ground floor VIP room, bridal area and space that displays heritage pieces from the brand.
The model borrowed the cognac diamond ring from Jorge Yarur, founder of Chile’s Museo de la Moda, to celebrate the launch of their new book.
After several pop-up L’Ecole programs in the city, the jewelry house is setting up its second permanent school globally.
In fiscal 2018-19 Cartier’s parent Richemont reported a 27 percent uptick in sales and a 128 percent rise in profit, due chiefly to a one-off accounting gain.