Current Exhibition

Men's Rings,
Yves Gastou Collection

Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong SAR China 05.09.2022 — 12.02.2023 BOOK NOW
Mellerio dits Meller, Jeweler to the Clergy and Royalty

L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific, Schools of Jewelry Arts

510A, 5F, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui

September 5th, 2022 - February 12, 2023 

 

Open Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 1:00pm-7:00pm

(except special closures)

 

Free admission

Guided tours available in English and Cantonese

 

BOOK NOW

A men’s rings collecting journey from Yves Gastou

Standing today as a testament to a relentless quest, L’ÉCOLE Asia Pacific, School of Jewelry Arts, unveils an unprecedented collection of Men’s Rings. This selection of over 300 rings embodies the 40-year passion of a man, the late French connoisseur and reputable art dealer Yves Gastou. 

Gastou’s ring collection, which took him on a journey across the globe, is an endless novel of personal confessions, his great works and fascination that originated in his childhood and remained until his last days. For this exhibition, the rings are categorized into five themes that define the collection and illustrate its diversity: History, Gothic, Christian Mystique, Vanitas and Eclecticism.  

Visitors are invited to witness the vast geographical and temporal span: from the 17th century Venice doge rings to American biker rings back in the 1970s, from skull rings to the bishop’s rings.  These objects delight the eye with their intense beauty, enlighten the mind with their myriad functions and surprise by their eclecticism. They are witness of travels, symbols of power and spirituality.

Previously presented as a retrospective in Paris and Tokyo that pays homage to family legacies, the emblematic collection of Yves Gastou’s Men’s Rings has now landed in Hong Kong as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of L’ÉCOLE.

"Men's Rings, Yves Gastou Collection" Hong Kong Exhibition

NEW! Take “Men’s Rings” Instagram AR filter for a spin

IG Filter.gif

Here’s a secret: point your phone towards the three rings featured on the ad with our new #LECOLEMensRings Instagram AR filter and watch one of them spring into action, spinning mid-air to give you a good glimpse of the finer details. Experience the intricacy and allure of rings by adding our IG filter to your story or post and share with your friends!

play IG Filter NOW 

Scenography

1600x1200_Website Gallery KV Image.png
01. Eclecticism-Showcase.
03. History Showcase
10. Scenography with stained glass
LECOLE HK Men's Rings 3
08. Christian-Mystique-Themed-zone-Highlighted-Ring

Special Programs

Groupe de bagues, Collection Yves Gastou

A HISTORY OF THE RING

Online Conversation

The History of Rings in Europe intersects both private and public social life and this conversation contemplates the different possibilities given by rings. 

BTE hero image

MEN'S JEWELRY THROUGH TIME: TOWARDS MODERN MASCULINITY

Beyond The Exhibition 
 

The Beyond The Exhibition course tells the recent story of jewels and adornments for modern gentlemen.

Yves Gastou Portrait

About Yves Gastou

Yves Gastou was a key figure in the life of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris, a neighborhood where he lived and worked as a renowned antique dealer for art, design and furniture for forty years. Active as both a gallery owner and collector for much of the past half century, Gastou was renowned for his discerning eye that could appreciate the best exemplars of art and design movements that others might have missed or overlooked. As the son of an auctioneer father and a mother who helped cultivate his sharp eye for aesthetics, Gastou was known to possess both a remarkable knowledge of the decorative arts of the past and a willingness to boldly expand his reach into uncharted contemporary territory.

Men's RIngs Exhibition narrated by Stephen Fung

Audio Guide

Join an audio journey in English, Cantonese or Mandarin, with both English and Cantonese versions specially narrated by the talented actor-cum-singer-cum-film director Mr. Stephen Fung Tak-lun. Let Stephen walk you through the fascinating stories of Yves Gastou's men's rings collections.

*Please bring your own headphones.

LISTEN NOW

《男士戒指:Yves Gastou傳奇珍藏》 香港展覽 | "Men's Rings, Yves Gastou Collection" Exhibition in Hong Kong