Past Exhibition

Lacloche, Parisian Jewelers, 1892-1967

, Hong Kong SAR China 22.11.2021 — 28.04.2022
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L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific, School of Jewelry Arts

5F, K11 MUSEA, Hong Kong

“Lacloche, Parisian Jewelers, 1892 – 1967” is available in a different format – now you can enjoy the exhibition and fun activities in the comfort of your home!

Lacloche LIVE! Exhibition and Activities From Home

Embark on a digital promenade to discover the Parisian jewelers Lacloche with our 360° exhibition tour below. Each masterpiece is detailed across 11 themes throughout the jewelers’ creative period. An exhibition e-catalog and an audio guide are also available, for you to read and to listen to the story of Lacloche told by Joyce Ma, icon of style and elegance and a Parisian herself. For a more in-depth understanding of Lacloche brothers’ saga, watch the 5-minute video in collaboration with Beaux Arts Magazine, and the 1-hour conversation by Nicolas Luchsinger, President of Van Cleef & Arpels, Asia Pacific, and Mathilde Rondouin, Art Historian and Lecturer of L’ÉCOLE.

Don’t forget to follow L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific’s Instagram and Facebook for a series of “knowledge nuggets” from now on until April. All these will help you win our live online quiz on Thursday, April 28, 2022 (7pm, Hong Kong time) on Zoom. By answering questions about Lacloche on your phone quick enough, you may win a complimentary jewelry class with your loved one at our K11 MUSEA campus, and more exclusively a prestigious dining experience in Hong Kong! Click HERE for more details and terms and conditions.

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Rediscover a luminous star in the Parisian jewelry firmament

Revered between the Belle Époque and the 1960s, the Maison Lacloche attracted a vast, prestigious, and international clientele. Its delicacy and poetry dazzled many eyes in the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris, and later across both sides of the Atlantic among European royals and Hollywood stars, with its stunning jeweled renditions standing at the forefront of the Art Deco movement. Once a summit of high jewelry from France, and yet, its name has long since faded into oblivion.

Bringing together over 40 Lacloche pieces of jewelry, cases, compacts, and precious clocks from around the world, this retrospective exhibition by L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts supported by Van Cleef & Arpels – the fruit of dedicated research and a book written by the curator Laurence Mouillefarine – is the first-ever monograph to retrace the fascinating yet troubled history of the Parisian jewelry house. Premiered in Paris and traveled to Hong Kong with newly selected creations, this exhibition illustrates the Maison’s technical prowess and impeccable taste, whose luster shines as bright today as it did in the past.

Video "Lacloche Frères: The Delicate Art of Jewelry"

Who are the Lacloche Brothers? How special are the Lacloche jewelry creations? 5 minutes for you to understand the Maison Lacloche by this video, produced by L'ÉCOLE in collaboration with Beaux Arts Magazine.

Lacloche: The Delicate Art of Jewelry, video in collaboration with Beaux Arts Magazine

Conversation "The Saga of Lacloche Jewelers"

Have you ever heard of Lacloche Frères? This family business, founded in 1892 and established since 1901 on rue de la Paix, in the heart of the Parisian jewelers' district, enjoyed dazzling success until the early 1930s, when it suddenly disappeared. Relaunched by Jacques Lacloche in 1936, it closed permanently in 1967. Forgotten by the general public, but not by collectors, come and discover what made the success of this great Parisian jewelry Maison, as well as the reasons for its fall. A story to be rediscovered without moderation!

This online talk was broadcasted live from the “Lacloche Jewelers” exhibition at L’ÉCOLE Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong.

With Nicolas Luchsinger, President of Van Cleef & Arpels Asia Pacific, Director of the « Heritage » collection & Mathilde Rondouin, Art Historian and Teacher from L'ÉCOLE Asia Pacific.

The saga of Lacloche jewelers, inside the Hong Kong exhibition

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Audio Guide

Join an audio journey in English, Cantonese or Mandarin. We are honored to have the icon of style and elegance, Légion d’Honneur recipient and a Parisian herself Joyce Ma, to walk you through the fascinating stories behind Lacloche and their creations in English.