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  • A snow covered garden of four-leaved clovers.
  • A snow covered garden of four-leaved clovers.
  • Wishing upon a star in the nighttime sky in the constellation holiday window.
  • Wishing upon a star in the nighttime sky in the constellation holiday window.
  • The glorious Phoenix with moving feathers.
  • The glorious Phoenix with moving feathers.
  • Delightful butterflies flutter to lift a beautifully bejeweled creation.
  • Delightful butterflies flutter to lift a beautifully bejeweled creation.
  • The secret peony blossoms to reveal an exquisite ring.
  • The secret peony blossoms to reveal an exquisite ring.
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    Van Cleef & Arpels New York flagship boutique unveiled its 2012 Holiday windows on November 13th. Inspired by the new High Jewelry collection, Palais de la Chance, fantastical vignettes displayed the one-of-a-kind jewels. 

    Each scene was depicted from literal and abstract symbols of luck. The handcrafted sets in each window mechanically animate, showcasing whimsically and unexpectedly the most iconic jewels from the collection.   

     

    Artist Douglas Little – known for infusing visions of antique luxury with a fresh, modern spirit and his work with 18th and 19th century curiosities - created the series of theatrical sets. “The idea was to create windows that would capture the imagination and create a sense of magic and wonder,” explained Mr. Little. “ I wanted the windows to manifest a ‘moment’ for viewers, something that was very special and unique, much like finding a four-leaf clover.”

    All Photos by Ricky Zahavi@ Van Cleef & Arpels


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