Van Cleef & Arpels recently held a preview VIP presentation of its new haute joallerie collection ‘Peau d’Âne’, at Chateau Chambord in the Loire Valley. Some of the collection pieces were presented at the Chateau Chambord event, but more will also be on display at the upcoming 2014 Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris, this September.
The Peau d’Âne is inspired by Charles Perrault’s magical fairy tale of Peau d’Âne (Donkey Skin), the story of a princess who flees her home for the forest when a strange madness grips her father the king following the death of her mother. The story was reflected into a movie by Jacques Demy in 1970, starring Catherine Deneuve as the princess.
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