Monte Carlo Fashion Week celebrates Liberace 100 with exhibition of famed jewels, recently exhibited at the Paris Museum of Modern Art
When Liberace played Monte Carlo in 1982, his legendary jewels did not disappoint. Blinding the audience from every finger, the famed gems launched an entire genre. Often gifts from venue owners where he packed the house, the Liberace Jewels have stunned audiences ever since.
Thirty-Five years later, the jewels would be the focal point of an important exhibit at the Paris Museum of Modern Art. Now, as Liberace turns 100 this May, jeweler Maison Vitale monte Carlo presents “Diamonds Are Forever: The Liberace Jewels Return to Monte Carlo.”
These acclaimed historic pieces, often said to have been the harbingers of the modern jewelry styles of show business, hip hop music and sports celebrities, will be on loan from the Liberace Foundation’s Liberace Museum Collection during Monte Carlo Fashion Week.
Among the exhibited pieces will be those gifted to Liberace by Baron Hilton, Bill Harrah and others from the US, Australia and South Africa. These astounding, iconic jewels are curated with detailed descriptions and the true narrative, so much stranger than fiction. Among the most faked, copied, imitated, stolen and recovered jewels in history, the show goes on.
Contact Maison Vitale in Monte Carlo for hours of the free showings May 15, 16 and 17, as well as the introductory talk by Jonathan Warren, Chairman of the Liberace Foundation and Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco in Las Vegas.