Jeanne Toussaint.. Cartier’s “La Panthère”…

Jeanne.. Toussaint…

“Une femme brilliante”…

“La panthère… de Cartier”…

Indomitable… woman…

Director of the world renowned French jeweller and watchmaker Cartier’s “Haute Joaillerie” department from 1933 until 1968… Toussaint was fabled for her exquisite imagination and prowess in being the creator of the elusive and magnificent “panther”… that “beauty of beauties” of the feline animal kingdom.. “la panthère”…

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Berber Women… of Morocco…

Berber… Women…

Of… Morocco…

Exhibition… was…

Mysterious…

Authentic…

Not only was I whisked away… transported to that magnificent land… which mesmerised me… at first sight… it also brought back vivid memories… during my journey there… and the stunningly beautiful Berber jewellery I collected… loved and adored and still wear today…

Pour moi… it was a moment…

When time… stood still…

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Cartier… at the Grand Palais…

“Cartier… Le… Style…et… l’Histoire…

L’exposition… organisée par… La Réunion des Musées Nationaux… Le Grand Palais… dans le Salon d’Honneur”…

We were among the many admirers… invited to gape in amazement at the 600 creations… by the jeweller of Monarchs… Maharajahs… Princesses… notably Grace of Monaco… Hollywood royalty… Marlene Dietrich… Elizabeth Taylor… beautiful heiresses… Barbara Hutton… Marjorie Merriweather Post… historical figures… The Duchess of Windsor… Daisy Fellowes…

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