Van Cleef & Arpels : Pas de dance with Benjamin Millepied

Not only is the Parisian company continuing to explore the world of fairies and ballerinas through poetic, sensitive jewellery and watch creations, but the famous French dancer-choreographer, Benjamin Millepied, has now sought inspiration in the company’s expertise in creating Reflections, a brand new work born of his encounter with the House of High Jewellery. With his group L.A. Dance Project, Benjamin Millepied will follow up this show presented at the end of May at the Théâtre du Châtelet, and which will thus become the first part of a trilogy entitled Gems. This collaboration is bearing fruit in the most prestigious show venues as well in as the company workshops. To celebrate these exchanges that began in 2012, Van Cleef & Arpels revisits the theme of the dancers with three new white gold and diamond clips, as well as the emblematic Zip necklace which features a ballerina viewed from above, surrounded by a sparkling diamond tutu.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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