Following Paris and New York, Van Cleef & Arpels’ heart beats in China. Van Cleef & Arpels officially inaugurated its third Maison today, Friday 16th September, in Hong Kong at Prince’s Building.
In addition to its 89 boutiques, Van Cleef & Arpels presents its creations in three elegant and refined Maisons : Paris, New York and now, Hong Kong. They act as doorways to the discovery of a world of poetry. Akin to the American and Parisian locations, the Hong Kong Maison, designed by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, accentuates refinement, exclusivity and modernity, which makes this third Maison a unique and sophisticated setting.
Along with the attendance of Stanislas de Quercize (President & CEO), Nicolas Bos (Vice-President & Worldwide Creative Director), Benjamin Vuchot (President, Asia Pacific), Catherine Renier (General Manager, Hong Kong & Macau), the Hong Kong Maison’s designer and architect, Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, and with the exceptional presence of enchanting stars like Cate Blanchett, Asian legendary actress Jospehine Siao Fong Fong, Deanie Ip, Michelle Yeoh and Nansun Shi.
The ribbon cutting ceremony took place in Van Cleef & Arpels’ new prestigious Maison: Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central.
After the ceremony, a very exclusive Gala Dinner was hosted in the award-winning Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Being the first to take over the 25th floor of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong – integrating the M bar, Pierre and Man Wah – Van Cleef & Arpels was proud to present a thematic Gala Dinner with a menu specially designed by the three Stars Michelin Chef, Pierre Gagnaire for selected International VIP guests. Moving along the Hong Kong Skyline, the post dinner celebration was at the top of Prince’s Building, SEVVA, the highlight of the night was the international recording artist, Lisa Stansfield.
What did they wear?
Cate Blanchett wore a Sunset Palmtree long necklace and Folie des Près ring
Michelle Yeoh wore a Cravate necklace and Pomacanthus earrings
Deanie Ip wore Caresse d’Eole Fairy clip and Dentelle earrings
Josephine Siao Fong Fong wore Snowflake earrings
Nansun Shi wore the Magic Alhambra paved long necklace, Pétillante Draperie earrings and Cosmos clip