From Audrey Hepburn’s original Breakfast at Tiffany’s script to the first modern engagement ring, Tiffany & Co. is launching an immersive exhibition in Shanghai. Titled Vision & Virtuosity, the exhibition will be a celebration of the legendary jewelry brand’s 180 years of creative masterpieces which will be open to the public from September 23 to November 10 at the Fosun Foundation, Shanghai.
In a one-of-a-kind showcase, guests will travel back in time to revisit Tiffany & Co.’s most prized pieces from the archives. Visitors will witness the exhilarating history of artistry and design that defines the luxury jewelry brand.
Chief Executive Officer at Tiffany & Co. Alessandro Bogliolo said, “Vision & Virtuosity’ is a tribute to Tiffany & Co., which has stood for masterful craftsmanship and innovative design since Charles Lewis Tiffany founded his company in New York City in 1837.”
The Vision & Virtuosity exhibition will feature 6 chapters that take visitors on a journey through history and a glimpse of what is to come.
Tiffany & Co. is synonymous with the iconic blue that represents the brand with the Tiffany Blue Box symbolizing elegance and exclusivity. While the robin’s egg takes center stage, the rest of the room will display Montana sapphires and tanzanites as a tribute to the introduction of gemstones in 1968.
A visual testament to the popular influence of the brand in film, television, music, and literature. This chapter takes us behind the scenes on how the Fifth Avenue flagship store was constructed, the evolution of the Tiffany Blue Box, and the historic moments in which prominent figures have donned Tiffany jewels.
The Tiffany Blue Book: Displaying Tiffany’s exquisitely handcrafted jewels from the 1845 Blue Book collection, visitors are invited to discover the design evolution that inspired the brand’s masterpieces for nearly 2 centuries.
Tiffany Love: A symbolic sign of love, Tiffany has always played a big role in every love story. This room presents everything from the first modern engagement ring to the newly introduced Tiffany True engagement ring.
Guests will be given the chance to revisit a classic that popularized their Fifth Avenue flagship store. This room showcases the original script with annotations made by the revolutionary Audrey Hepburn, as well as the exclusive objects such as behind-the-scenes photos of the film.
Through a room named “Diamonds, Miracles of Nature”, the exhibition will highlight the timeless designs and important diamonds, as well as honor the crowning jewel of Tiffany & Co. – the 128.54-carat yellow diamond. The diamond has been the starting point and inspiration for all the jewelry collections at Tiffany & Co.