If you love sophisticated jewellery, make plans to go to Melbourne in October to the National Gallery of Victoria. The exhibition – Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style opens on 30 September 2016, bringing together Bulgari’s visionary creativity and the maison’s leading women in a spectacular display of film, photography and glittering jewels.
The name Bulgari is synonymous with 1960s Italian glamour. Richard Burton famously quipped that in the nine months Elizabeth Taylor spent in Rome filming Cleopatra, she learned just one word of Italian — ‘Bulgari’.
Showcasing the longstanding relationship between Bulgari, Rome and Hollywood cinema, the exhibition features exquisite jewels from the personal collections of Elizabeth Taylor and Gina Lollobrigida and favoured by prestigious patrons such as Anita Ekberg and Grace Kelly. Spectacular jewels worn on the red carpet by leading Hollywood starlets, such as Kiera Knightley, feature from the Bulgari Heritage Collection.
Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style is on from 30 September 2016 until 29 January, 2017 at the NGV.