‘Set in Style’ gala at Cooper-Hewitt

The stars shone as brightly as the jewels at the gala preview of “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The exhibition of 400 of the famed jewelers’ treasures will be on display through June 5.

From left, Paul Herzan, chairman of the board of trustees for Cooper-Hewitt; C-H Associate Director Caroline Baumann; Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough, Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett and Van Cleef & Arpels President Nicholas Bos.

Posted: 24 February 2011
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