From Smithsonian Institution:
Since its opening on the Place Vendme in Paris in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels has played a leading role in style and design innovation. Its timeless pieces have been worn by style icons including the Duchess of Windsor, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. This exhibition will explore the historical significance of the firm's contributions to jewelry design in the 20th century, including the establishment of Van Cleef & Arpels in New York with the advent of World War II. This iPad application showcases 65 of the 350 works on view at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York including jewels, timepieces, fashion accessories and objets d'art by Van Cleef & Arpels, many of which were created exclusively for the American market. Use the application to browse, share with friends and connect with the exhibition, which will examine the work through the lenses of innovation, transformation, nature as inspiration, exoticism, fashion and personalities.
This latest update to "Set In Style" adds a completely redesigned user experience. The new version contains additional audio and video content, as well as information about each object in the Set In Style:The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels exhibit now on view at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum