Italian Jewels Bulgari Style

30 Sep 2016 — 29 Jan 2017 at National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia

Italian Jewels Bulgari Style. Courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria
Italian Jewels Bulgari Style. Courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria
13 DEC 2016

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’.

Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style brings together Bulgari’s visionary creativity and the maison’s leading women in a spectacular display of film, photography and glittering jewels.

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.

Organised by the National Gallery of Victoria in collaboration with Bulgari Heritage.

Public programs for Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style include talks and conversations by curators, designers, academics and other experts related to jewellery, style and design, delving into the particular jewels on display.