With the support of Van Cleef & Arpels, L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewellery Arts, first opened its doors in Place Vendôme in 2012. A second permanent campus opened in Hong Kong in 2019.
To mark its 10th anniversary, L’ÉCOLE lined up a program of exhibitions worldwide, brand new topics and formats of classes, a series of new publications and more throughout 2022.
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L’ÉCOLE kicks off celebrations of its 10th anniversary with the launch of L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific’s fourth exhibition “Lacloche, Parisian Jewelers, 1892 – 1967” in November 2021 at K11 MUSEA in Hong Kong, the only permanent campus outside of Paris.
From 22nd November 2021 to 6th April 2022, the new “Lacloche, Parisian Jewelers, 1892 – 1967” Exhibition shines a light on the Parisian jewellery house Lacloche. The monographic exhibition showcases the technical prowess and taste of one of the summits of high jewellery before the Maison’s demise in the 1960s. More than 40 pieces of rare jewellery, cases, compacts, precious clocks and timepieces will be featured, illustrating how the Maison’s crafts and style have developed and continue to have a lasting imprint.
Premiered in Paris and now traveled to Hong Kong with newly selected creations, the exhibition is also the fruit of extensive research and the first-ever monographic publication Lacloche Jewelers dedicated to the Maison, written by the exhibition curator Laurence Mouillefarine together with Véronique Ristelhueber.
In 2022, L’ÉCOLE plans a series of exhibitions in different cities in the world including Tokyo and Seoul. L’ÉCOLE will exhibit the collection of Yves Gastou’s men’s rings at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT Gallery 3 in Tokyo from 14th January to 13th March 2022. Seoul’s exhibition in Spring 2022 will focus on the gemstones, rubies and sapphires.
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During the press conference, L’ÉCOLE announced the opening of a third permanent campus in Shanghai in winter 2022. L’ÉCOLE will offer classes, talks and exhibitions all year round, like its sister campuses in Paris and Hong Kong.