She is one of the most famous faces in the world: a gifted actress, a devoted mother and the envy of millions of women the world over with her engagement to one of Hollywood’s most famous heartthrobs. And now Angelina Jolie is adding ‘jewellery designer’ to her list of credentials after launching an exhibition of her favourite pieces from her collection in Monaco’s Hotel de Paris, just a stone’s throw from some of our most exclusive apartments for sale in Monaco.
The ‘Style of Jolie’ exhibition will be showcased at the five-star Hotel de Paris before being moved to the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, organised almost entirely by the 37-year-old United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees herself, the exhibition will be on display until August 15th. The limited-edition collection is in collaboration with the famed jewellery designer Ropert Procop, who is understood to have helped Brad Pitt design Jolie’s exquisite engagement ring, which took more than a year to make. The couple got engaged earlier this year, although have not made any announcements as to when the nuptials will take place.
In an exclusive interview about the exhibition with Procop, the designer says that the location in the world class hotel on the French Riviera during the summer is an appropriate venue to showcase the jewelry.
“In presenting the collection in its entirety outside of our design studio, it allows for the inspiration, the charitable aspect and style to truly come to life and be more easily visually communicated,” he says. “We are still, essentially, working with private clients, in a more public forum.”
He continues, “I rarely do public displays, so when we decided to host the viewing, we knew it had to be in a location that would rival the exceptional jewels that will be on display. The Grand Hotel at Cap Ferret is an historical location and one of the most beautiful locations in the world. To visit the collection here, it becomes an even greater destination, one which is familiar to the true connoisseur, who would appreciate the purity and quality of both the locale and these artistic jewels.”
The collection of jewellery, which includes an array of necklaces, earrings and bracelets all worn by Jolie at various movie premiers will be on view at the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, a short drive from the principality and our Monaco properties currently on the market.
Procop and organizers believe that the setting still provides the type of exclusivity that is appropriate for the collection but he stresses that this is not a jewelry exhibit nor is it a retail setting.
The ‘Style of Jolie’ jewellery exhibition will give people unprecedented access to the line which is usually only available to view by private appointment. Amongst some of the items for sale is some particularly impressive large tear-drop shaped emerald earrings that Jolie wore to the 81st Academy Awards in 2009. Proceeds from any sales made during the current showing of the collection will go toward Jolie’s foundation, “Education Partnership for Children of Conflict”.
So for those keen to buy some of the most beautiful pieces of jewellery in the world or interested in any of our exclusive Monaco properties for sale and would like to stop by; do, you will not be disappointed either way.