Having just opened its first NZ store, Van Cleef & Arpels is the star of our new fashion editorial

Not only are Van Cleef & Arpels’ exquisite Snowflake pieces on the cover of our Winter Issue, but the historic French jewellery Maison has just opened the doors to its first New Zealand store — making its romantic designs and incomparable jewels readily available to us for the first time.

In anticipation of this recent opening, and as a way of celebrating the craftsmanship of this iconic brand, we photographed a selection of pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels’ high jewellery lines as part of our new issue cover shoot.

Paired perfectly with ready-to-wear by some of our favourite brands (from Dior to Louis Vuitton) these Van Cleef & Arpels pieces are utterly showstopping. You only have to peruse the images below to understand this Maison’s uniquely creative take on high jewellery.

Balancing the delicate with the dazzling and weaving precious stones into impossibly intricate designs, Van Cleef & Arpels has always been ahead of the game and looking at these images, it’s easy to see why.

Bouton d’or earrings, ring and bracelet from Van Cleef & Arpels. Golden cady dress from Fendi.
Hat, jacket, skirt and shoes from Chanel.
Flowerlace necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels. Bralette and coat from Christian Dior. 
Magic Alhambra long necklace, 16 motifs and Magic Alhambra Between the Finger ring from Van Cleef & Arpels. GLITTER KNIT MINI DRESS from Louis Vuitton.
Snowflake necklace and earrings Van Cleef & Arpels. Crop top from Gucci. Shorts from Christian Dior.
Folie des Prés necklace and earrings Van Cleef & Arpels. Alexandre Vauthier Demi Couture dress from Faradays.
Headscarf, DECONSTRUCTED JACKET, LOOSE SKIRT and boots from Balenciaga.
Ludo bracelet from Van Cleef & Arpels. Top and shirt from Burberry.
Top, cardigan, Single-breasted jacket, pants and sandals from Prada.
Cadenas Watch from Van Cleef & Arpels. Alaïa 3D Python Mesh dress from Faradays.
Bouton d’or necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels. Knit cardigan and skirt from Moncler. Knee high boots from Jimmy Choo.
Shirt, coat, pants and trainers from louis vuitton.
Prada top, Jacquard shorts and heels from Prada.
Jacket and pants from Bottega Veneta.
Bouton d’or necklace and Pierre Arpels watch, 38mm from Van Cleef & Arpels. Knit cardigan from Moncler.
Leather shirt, Prince of Wales skirt, belt, socks and heels from Miu Miu.
Long-sleeved Shirt and bermuda shorts from Dior Men.

Photography by Jeremy Choh. Styling by Caroline Tran. Makeup by Katie Angus. Hair by Kyye. TALENT Nicol and Finn from Kult Australia.


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