‘cartier structure: a residing legacy’ lands in museo jumex, mexico 


Mexico’s Museo Jumex provides ‘Cartier Layout: A Dwelling Legacy,’ an exhibition that travels across the jewelry brand’s record as a result of a choice of its most legendary gems. Curated by Ana Elena Malet and created by architect Frida Escobedo, the display uncovers far more than 160 parts from the legendary Cartier Assortment, as well as non-public collections and archival documents, inviting the community to delve into the evolution of the brand’s type, its unique language, layout, and savoir-faire. Additional importantly, this exhibition, running from March 15 to Might 14, 2023, also marks Cartier Collection’s return to Mexico, 24 years immediately after a 1st presentation at the Palace of Good Arts.


The exhibition scientific studies Cartier’s layout, as effectively as its craftsmanship, and shows a modern check out devoid of losing sight of its rich, elaborate past. […]The parts presented in ‘Cartier Style and design: A Living Legacy’ are incredible watches, jewellery, and decorative objects. In this way, they testify Cartier’s heritage, its historic worth, and its relevance these days. This heritage carries on to encourage Maison’s new generations of designers, who pay tribute to it, retain it alive in its exclusive revolutionary spirit, and reimagine it for the current and the future,‘ feedback the museum. 

María Félix photography by Ignacio Castillo wearing her ‘Snake’ necklace commissioned from Cartier Paris in 1968

image © Ignacio Castillo



delving into 5 distinct themes 


The Cartier exhibition at Museo Jumex delves into five exclusive themes: The Early Years and the Birth of a Fashion Universal Curiosity Jeanne Toussaint’s Flavor Measuring Time and Sporting Beauty María Félix and the Icons of Magnificence. The tale of Jeanne Toussaint is a definitive emphasize of the exhibition’s narrative.

In actuality, Toussaint turned the Maison’s initial feminine artistic director in 1933 and brought Louis Cartier’s eyesight into a forever evolving culture. Other thematic focal details involve the Maison’s iconic codes and designs, these kinds of as the panther and the garland design and style, as perfectly as motifs encouraged by different earth cultures, like Historic Egypt, India, Asia, and the Middle East.

cartier's legacy comes to life in sparkling frida escobedo-designed show at museo jumex
‘Cartier Design: A Dwelling Legacy’ | picture courtesy Museo Jumex



Also, deep documental investigation of the Cartier Archives at Museo Jumex reveals the Maison’s innovative procedure and tells the tale of characters who obtained and wore these incomparable jewelry parts. Besides silver display screen diva María Félix, an complete symbol of countrywide class and a faithful Cartier design believer, appropriate Latin American figures contain José Yves Limantour, Porfirio Díaz’s minister of Finance, and Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont.

cartier's legacy comes to life in sparkling frida escobedo-designed show at museo jumex
picture courtesy Museo Jumex



A different spotlight factors to Cartier Collection’s background which commenced nearly 50 years in the past when the Maison embarked on a mission to get better iconic parts signed by Cartier. In 1983, the Cartier Selection was born, reflecting the Maison’s savoir-faire, cultural legacy, and abundant history. With a selection that travels back to the 1850s and until finally the 21st century, the Cartier Selection has borne witness and been a participant in history, that includes pieces solely built for royals, socialites, and celebrities like María Félix and Barbara Hutton. Today, it continues to mature and offers much more than 3,000 items.