Since the mythical scene of Audrey Hepburn Front of shop of Tiffany & Co., nobody gets tired of putting themselves, for a moment, in the skin of the iconic actress. Perhaps it is because of his wonderful black satin dress signed by Givenchy or because of his unmistakable personality. No one can deny that they have ever dreamed of living or recreating that mythical movie scene. However, Tiffany & Co. has been in charge of bringing us closer to that cinephile world thanks to his exhibition ‘Vision & Virtuosity’ on the Saatchi Gallery in London from June 10 to August 19.
The new Tiffany & Co. exhibition is quite a tour of its 185 years of innovation, craftsmanship and brand legacy. There will be a total of 400 items the only ones that have defined the firm since 1837. All of them will be distributed in seven sections.
The tour starts with the legacy of its founder Charles Lewis Tiffany and then by the contributions from Jean Schlumberger and Elsa Peretti. The third part is dedicated to the annual Blue Book collection. In the fourth room Tiffany in love and engagement with the iconic ‘Tiffany Setting’ engagement ring from 1886. A chapter dedicated to ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ cannot be missing from the exhibition. In the penultimate part you can see a whole show of diamonds and culminating the exhibition you will find the 128.54 carat ‘Tiffany Diamond’.
In ‘Vision & Virtuosity’ you will not only be able to see the authentic black Givenchy cocktail dress that Audrey Hepburn wore in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, it will also be present the legendary ‘Tiffany Diamond’ worn by the Belgian actress to promote the film.
Audrey was the first person to wear the coveted necklace with the amazing yellow diamond. We have only seen that one again Lady Gaga and Beyonce.
That spectacular necklace has 143 years of history. It was unearthed in 1877 as a 287.42-carat rough diamond from the Kimberley mines of South Africa. Specifically, it was in 1961 when Audrey Hepburn wore the necklace and became the first person to wear it. She was also worn by a well-known socialite of the time, but was never seen in public.
It was not until 2019 in which we could see it again. Lady Gaga wore it at the Oscars that same year. More recently, we have been able to see it in the campaign that Beyoncé starred in 2021 for Tiffany with Jay-Z. In total, only four people have worn the magnificent necklace that will be on display at ‘Vision & Virtuosity’.
If you visit London, you must see and enjoy this incredible exhibition on the almost 200-year legacy of Tiffany & Co. You will enjoy all the pieces of one of the oldest jewelers and of the importance of the brand in the history of pop culture. The exhibition is freebut you can only get tickets through the ‘Vision & Virtuosity’ app.