Lucia Silvestri was only 18 years old when she began working at the Italian high jewelry house Bulgari in the geological department. She started out buying gemstones and ultimately was named its first creative director. Over 40 years later, she reveals her latest collection at the Italian Embassy in Paris — Eden, The Garden of Wonders. Actresses Anne Hathaway, and Priyanka Chopra, Thai rapper Lisa, and former French first lady and supermodel Carla Bruni were on hand to showcase Silvestri’s work. Now, the creative director looks back on her greatest “love affair.”
Anne Hathaway at this year’s Cannes Film Festival wearing the Eden Mediterranean Reverie Necklace
Heart over mind
“I was studying biology, because I was planning to be a biologist. And suddenly, I fell in love with gems. When Bulgari asked me to join the company, it was really a small company — five stores — I immediately said yes. I didn’t think, I just followed my heart.”
Silvestri in Jaipur
Amer Fort, Jaipur
Far flung places
“In the early eighties when I started traveling to buy gems my first trips were to Sri Lanka, India, and New York. I was never nervous — always very curious and excited. I felt sure because I started with the Bulgari family. I felt very safe in terms of the responsibility . To this day, I am still very excited.”
With Nicola Bulgari
It’s a man’s world
“Of course, it was quite difficult. I could select gems and that was easy, but when I started to negotiate, that was very difficult because the men would say, ‘I want to negotiate with Mr Bulgari, not with you.’ I was very young, and a woman, but I wanted to do it. Now, I’m very proud; the world is changing but it’s still very male-dominated.”
The first necklace Silvestri designed for Bulgari in 1988
The first of many
“The first lesson from Mr Bulgari was, ‘Don’t buy a gem if you don’t know how you can use it.’ So, I started to develop my creativity from the beginning. The first piece I made, I was still a buyer but I was working very closely with Mr Bulgari, he gave me the responsibility to buy gems to make a necklace. This piece (pictured, above) was created with yellow and light blue sapphires that I selected in Sri Lanka. I made the layout of several strands and when I returned to Italy, we decided to create this necklace. We used the stones I selected with almost no design. The owner loaned it for our recent retrospective.”
Zendaya wearing the Magnifica Serpent Emerald necklace at the Venice Film Festival 2021
“It wasn’t official, it came by phone. My boss was in China and asked me if I was sitting down and then said, ‘From June, you will be the new creative director of Bulgari.’ I exclaimed, ‘What?!’ Initially, I thought it was the creative director role for high jewelry, but he said, ‘No, for all the jewelry.’ Of course, I cried. I called my mother and my best friends. I spent the whole month thinking that it was a dream, that it was not true.”
“I respect the past. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with the three Bulgari brothers who were my mentors and my teachers, I just put something more feminine in my creativity in terms of colors. As for versatility and wearability, as a woman, I like the idea of wearing the same jewels in the morning and evening — transformability in jewelry.”
Blooming Beauty watch from the Eden Garden of Wonders collection
Eden, The Garden of Wonders
“The spirit of this new collection of 140 pieces is sharing beauty in terms of design, craftsmanship, and gems. You can see an explosion of gems and new combinations of colors. This is really ‘Eden, The Garden of Wonders,’ I thought that the gems are a gift from nature — as are flowers. Gems became flowers, flowers became gems. I’m very lucky because I live across from one of my best friends. I think she has the best secret garden in Rome — small but very rich. I take inspiration from that garden. And she takes inspiration from my jewels and colors — albeit my favorite flower is the white peony. I will probably finish my career in the same company. It’s not just a professional story, it’s a love story.”
“I recently was with a client when she bought a necklace, and I felt very proud. I hugged her. It featured an inverted flower. At Bulgari, the idea of nature is not literal, it’s fantasy. I’m a little bit sad when we sell pieces immediately, but when I see a woman who I appreciate, who is beautiful, and who wears it in the best way, I’m so happy.”
Originally published in the July/August 2022 issue of Vogue Arabia
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Academy award winning actress Anne Hathaway arrived at the Italian Embassy in Paris sparkling, literally. Adorned in a necklace, bracelet, and ring by Bulgari, the actress was in the French capital to celebrate the new high jewelry collection, Eden, the Garden of Wonder by the Roman house’s creative director Lucia Silvestri. Joining her as faces of the brand were actress Priyanka Chopra and Thai rapper Lisa. Former first lady of France Carla Bruni also appeared at the beginning of the soiree, only to reappear for a surprise appearance on the runway met by cheers by guests.
Bulgari organized a high jewelry show within the Embassy to feature the 140 pieces in the collection. Models dressed in nude-colored dresses, with free-flowing hair appeared like contemporary goddesses adorned with the pieces featuring magnificent gemstones and semi-precious stones.
Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin and Carla Bruni with the models. Photo: Getty
Afterwards, guests convened in the gardens for a dinner prepared by two-Michelin-starred chefs, French Yannick Alléno and Italian Emanuele Scarello. Sat at tables winding like serpents through grass, under a ceiling dripping with fuchsia flowers, guests enjoyed sea bass and toasted brioche, monkfish with basil and citrus burrata, and veal with capers and fresh lemon, and closed off the evening with a performance by Italian musician Mario Biondi who was joined on-stage by Carla Bruni.
Jean-Christophe Babin addresses guests at dinner. Photo: Getty
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Vittoria Cerretti. Photo: Courtesy of Bulgari
Bulgari has teamed up with après-sport French house Casablanca, founded by Charaf Tajer, to reveal an accessories capsule that interprets the Bulgari Serpenti. The seven-piece collection features colorful prints that feature two unlikely stories: a mosaic and après-tennis story across bags, and even a jewelry box. The series is a continuation of Serpenti Through the Eyes Of, which launched in 2017 and showcases the visions of various design talents like Mary Katrantzou and Yoon Ahn.
Photo: Courtesy of Bulgari
The son of Casablancais parents, Paris-born Tajer – a 2022 LVMH and Andam Prize finalist – shares, “I learned proportions in Paris and colors in Morocco. It’s a mix of both that makes me who I am.” Tajer furthers that his work – largely ready-to-wear pieces made in Italy, and which translate the idea of glamorous après-sport – has a clear direction that leans towards connecting generations. “I want to continue certain heritage and DNA, but I don’t want to make a break between the past and the future. The time of deconstructivism is over. Let’s put it together again. This is the future, in my opinion. We cannot keep going with anarchism all the time. I’m almost an anarchist because I am doing something classic now,” he reflects. A self-proclaimed team player, Tajer shares that Bulgari gave him carte blanche for this collaboration, noting that it was novel to bring tennis into this collection, since the high jewelry house has never had any connection with sport. “I find it interesting to do something new,” he says, recalling the brand’s initial surprise: “A tennis bag for Bulgari?” Yet, “It’s very classic, European style,” Tajer remarks of his pieces. “I don’t always reference Morocco. My collection in stores now is about Japan, the previous one references France. When I go into a subject, I really go into it.” Tajer, a tall man dressed on the occasion for his launch in tennis green and white silk, shares that travel, nature, and architecture are his inspirations. “It can be Memphis Milano or Foujita, a painter in Japan, or the Formula 1 races in the Nineties… I want the younger generation to understand the beauty of the world, and how amazing it is.”
Charaf Tajer. Photo: Courtesy of Bulgari
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Originally published in the April 2022 issue of Vogue Arabia
Vittoria Ceretti as Bulgari’s Holiday Season Campaign 2021 muse, wearing the Serpenti Viper bracelet
Italian jewelry house Bulgari grants more than just one wish this holiday season as it hangs a constellation of stars with every Bulgari gift shared. Starring Vittoria Ceretti and Blesnya Minher, the Bulgari Holdiay Season Campaign 2021 summons the joy of the season with a sparkling night sky, and evokes the charm of infinite creative horizons.
Blesnya Minher as Bulgari’s Holiday Season Campaign 2021 muse, wearing the Fiorever ring
With a backdrop of Condotti eight pointed stars, and luminous orbs shadowed by the deep opaline marine blue sky, the ‘More Than a Wish’ campaign remembers the great wonders of life that illustrate boundless potential for making dreams come true.
Bulgari’s Serpenti Fiorever Shoulder Bag
This festive season, the maison joins the world under one sky by stretching beyond borders from Shanghai to New York to display the same Meraviglia animation in over 1,000 stores worldwide. Sparkling with some of the brightest natural gemstones and the sleekest designs, a dramatic fireworks display brings the holiday collection to life.
Bulgari’s Divas Dream Necklace
The campaign also takes us on a mystic journey through its gifting collection, which includes everything from the Diva’s Dream necklace and Serpenti Viper bracelet to the b.Zero1 necklace and a Fiorever shoulder bag. It marks a time for luck, aspiration, and hope—which is exactly what the world needs during today’s tough times.
Looking to find the perfect gift for the end of the year? The Serpenti Viper bracelet elegantly embodies sleek opulence in two colors, white gold and rose gold. The Diva’s Dream necklace gives versatile staples a creative spin with a wide spectrum of colors ranging from green to turquoise. And there’s no going wrong with the Fiorever ring, an expression of nature’s divine femininity, as it lays an assembly of diamonds, intricately cut to fit the four-petal flower.
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Earrings in platinum with oval emerald and diamonds, necklace in platinum with paraiba tourmalines, emeralds, and diamonds, left hand ring in white gold with emerald and diamonds, right hand ring in platinum with emerald and diamonds, ring in white gold with aquamarine, tourmalines, emeralds, and diamonds, Bulgari. Dress, N21. Photo: Stella Bonasoni
In an ode to the rarest gems discovered in the world and a lifelong commitment to sourcing astonishing stones, the Roman fine jewelry house Bulgari introduced its new Magnifica 2021 high jewelry and high-end watches collection in a two-day event held in the Italian capital of fashion, Milan. Celebrating the city’s joyous relief after 18 months of strenuous turmoil endured during the pandemic, the socially distanced event illuminated the darkness with a selection of 350 unique pieces. The event marked glamorous memorabilia of the city’s rock resilience and strength carried throughout to echo an anthem of hope and power towards a brighter future.
With more than 60 pieces listed at the €1 million price margin, this event displayed some of the house’s most valuable pieces draped with endless patience, wisdom, and an eagle’s eye for intricacy. The high value of the collection doesn’t only cite the gemstone’s size, but also counts the more than 2 500 hours of hard work invested in some of the pieces. “Bulgari once again transformed dreams into works of art,” says model Afef Jnifen of the exquisite pieces.
Necklace in pink gold with rubellite, amethyst, citrine, aquamarine, onyx beads, and Diamonds, ring in platinum with diamonds and rubies, ring in pink gold set with mother-of-pearl, rubellite, and diamonds, Bulgari. Dress, Zimmermann. Photo: Stella Bonasoni
Expanded on a spectrum of exclusivity, the Mediterranean Queen Necklace embraces a bed of five oval-cut Paraiba tourmalines, the scarcest variant of tourmalines in the world coveted for its piercing neon blue hue, scoring a total of 473.83 carats.
The Sapphire Petal Necklace assembles in an embellished flower form, delicately looking back on inspirations from nature’s form of jewels. Surrounded by five petals, the 35.45 cushion cut sapphire graciously rests in solitary notes of cornflower.
Brushed in a sensual green arrangement, the Emerald Ellipse Necklace is pieced individually, with the centerpiece a 62.04 carat Zambian pear-shaped emerald.
In a spiritual remembrance of the aura’s color gamut, the Prodigious Color Necklace is lined with semi-precious stones of purple amethyst, yellow citrine, red rubellite, blue topaz, and rose quartz that commemorate paintings by the Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi.
Spiralled in a fierce encapsulation of Gentileschi’s resilient attitude and talent, the Baroque Spiral Necklace rests as a symbol for life and evolution. The necklace honors Gentileschi’s deconstruction of cultural norms, powered by her ability to question and think in a limitless abyss. This necklace can be paired with Bulgari’s downsized version of a watch that elevates the craft of watchmaking into an enchanting dimension.
Earrings in platinum with emeralds and diamonds, Serpenti necklace in platinum with emeralds and diamonds, Serpenti bracelet in white gold with diamonds, rings in platinum with emeralds and diamonds, Bulgari. Dress, Versace
The Ruby Metamorphosis necklace triumphs with its shapeshifting motif with a detachable 10.02 carat center pined to a tassel of ruby and diamonds. Personifying agility, convertibility, and magnetism, this piece took around 2 500 hours to complete and can be worn with the 1920s- inspired “secret watch.”
A metamorphosis ring is also mastered in an elaboration of the collection with a 6.80 carat flaunted ruby. Aligning a range of buff-top rubies and diamonds, the ring’s construction relies on a balance of contemporary and traditional goldsmith techniques.
Reincarnating a dazzled feel of red and green mistletoe is Bulgari’s Imperial Spinel Necklace, which features a 131.21 carat spinel, surrounded by emeralds and diamonds.
With the ability for Bulgari’s craftsmen to transform their bidimensional sketches into realistic masterpieces without the help of any computer support. Those pieces can be malleably worn in several ways and contexts. Breaking new norms in jewelry artistry, the house elucidates 137 years in the field as it reaches unprecedented skies in working with the rarest precious stones.
Earrings in pink gold with rubellites, amethysts, and diamonds, necklace in pink gold with rubellites, amethysts, tourmalines, and diamonds, ring in pink gold with oval rubellite, amethysts, and diamonds, Bulgari. Dress, Alexander McQueen
Photography: Stella BonasoniStyle: Paolo TurinaHair: Luca LazzaroMakeup: Roman GasserNails: Simone MarinoLocal production: Curzio CremaschiOffsite production: Camilla Fitz-Patrick
Photo: Courtesy Bulgari
On December 6, Bulgari took over the Bulgari Yacht Club in Dubai to reveal the first look of its brand new Magnifica jewelry collection—its most precious ever to date—along with fresh new high-end watches. This time around, the Italian brand went bigger than ever before, launching a collection that consisted of a whopping 250 masterpieces, making it the biggest line-up it has ever brought to the Middle East.
Given the special occasion (which also honored 50 years of the UAE), it was only fitting for Bulgari’s momentous evening to have an equally monumental guest list. There to join Jean-Christophe Babin, Group CEO of Bulgari, and creative director Lucia Silvestri, were some of the region’s biggest names. While Lebanese actress Raya Abirached attended in a lime green Zuhair Murad gown, cinema icon Mona Zaki celebrated the new collection in a pastel blue ensemble also by the Murad, and Aseel Omran chose a black and gold look from the Lebanese couturier. All three ladies completed her looks for the gala dinner with stunning Bulgari jewelry pieces. Also on the guest list for the evening were Mai Omar, who opted for a silky green gown with her Bulgari jewels, Diala Makki wearing Yasmine Hawa, Karen Wazen (seen in a scarlet gown), DJ Tala Samman in a sunset-hued dress. Joining them were Rosemin Madhavji in Dolce & Gabbana and Miriam Abadi in Kaya Kollective.
Jean Cristophe Babin. Photo: Courtesy Bulgari
Making the most of Dubai’s pleasant winter evenings, Bulgari’s Magnifica jewelry launch took place under an open night sky, with a pristine Rome-inspired facade lit up with projections as a backdrop. Guests sat at round tables laden with fresh blooms, enjoying a decadent meal as models walked the runway wearing the brand’s most exquisite new jewelry creations, each of which took thousands of hours and only the most impeccable craftsmanship, to come to life. The evening came to a close with a special address from Babin. “High jewelry is an emotion, not just about carats,” he shared with the attendees, and one look at the Magnifica collection is all it takes for one to agree. Catch up on the best celebrity snapshots from the night that was below.
Mona Zaki. Stephane Aït Ouarab
Aseel Omran. Photo: Stephane Aït Ouarab
Diala Makki. Stephane Aït Ouarab
Karen Wazen. Stephane Aït Ouarab
Mai Omar. Stephane Aït Ouarab
Raya Abirached. Stephane Aït Ouarab
That Priyanka Chopra has a special connection with Italian luxury brand Bulgari is a well-known fact among fans of the global icon. And now, the duo is taking their relationship to the next level with a very special project: the second chapter of the Jannah jewelry collection, helmed by none other than HH Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan. “I’ve been a long time fan of the brand,” the star revealed to Vogue Arabia in a special interview. “I’ve known Jean-Christophe Babin (Group CEO, Bulgari) since I was 19-years-old. Bulgari and I have very similar brand values. It’s very bold and unabashed—and so am I!” she continued with a laugh.
In 2020, HH Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bulgari’s creative director, Lucia Silvestri, celebrated the launch of the very first Jannah collection, a series of 35 high jewelry pieces bearing the signature five-petal Jannah flower, which is also a key element of the decor of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi. “I accepted to participate in this project as it represents a dialogue between cultures and a conversation between civilizations through the art of jewelry,” Her Highness shared with Vogue Arabia in April 2021. “The collection manifests the beauty of tradition and cultures blended together from different sides of the world.”
The collection debuted with a stunning fashion film featuring Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, so it comes as no surprise that for the newest offerings from the Jannah collection—a name that translates to “paradise”—the face chosen had to be equally special. Cue Chopra, a star who’s gained fans across the globe over the span of her career, and who, today, represents the perfect blend of opulence, tradition, and modernity. Bonus: she’s also a Global Ambassador for Bulgari, which has a history of sourcing gemstones from her home country, India. “I have always admired and been fascinated by Bulgari’s magnificent works of arts, so many of which celebrate some of the most precious resources of my homeland,” Chopra once said.
Just in time for the first look at the second chapter of the Jannah collection, Priyanka Chopra flew to Dubai for a quick visit to celebrate the big moment. Draped in a sculpted tangerine ensemble by Mohamed Benchellal, the actor invited Vogue Arabia into her serene suite, tucked inside Jumeirah’s Bulgari Hotel & Resorts to talk about jewelry, what ‘Jannah’ means to her, and much more.
Vogue Arabia: Welcome to Dubai, Priyanka! You’re not just Bulgari’s Global Ambassador, you’re also the face of the brand’s latest Jannah collection. What is your idea of ‘jannah’, or paradise?
My version of paradise is being with my loved ones. I love being surrounded by my family, my friends, being at home. In Urdu and in Hindi, we say “jannat”. So for me, my jannat would be my home.
Which piece from the Jannah collection is your all-time favorite?
[Pointing to her statement neckpiece] This one that I’m wearing it right now. I just love the way this necklace can be worn long as well as short… The Jannah collection is an amalgamation of the east and the west. And I am that person. I was raised in India and America, I work in India and America, and the Jannah collection embodies exactly that. It brings Roman craftsmanship and an eastern aesthetic together in such a beautiful way.
What’s the most beautiful piece of jewelry you’ve ever been gifted with?
If I don’t say my engagement ring my husband [Nick Jonas] will kill me. Kidding! I have to say it was my engagement ring, because it was unexpected and I’m very sentimental about the jewelry that I wear, it’s always associated with memories for me so I’d definitely say that.
You’ve often spoken about watching your mother and emulating her since you were a child. Is there any piece of jewelry you’d like to steal from her collection?
I already have! It was a beautiful gold necklace that my mom had, and it was one of the first pieces she bought and I loved it. so I just took it—with her permission, of course. She said, “Oh it’s for your brother’s wife” I was like, “Excuse me? It’s for your daughter!”
If Priyanka Chopra was a piece of fine jewelry, what would she be?
I think I would be a pair of hoop hearings with a cluster of diamonds just like the one on my Jannah neckpiece.
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Blackpink’s Lisa for Bvlgari. Photo: Courtesy of Bvlgari
A nod to modern-day divas, the latest additions to Bvlgari‘s Divas’ Dream collection celebrate charm and femininity with bursts of color and a reimagined motif. Inspired by Rome’s Caracalla mosaics, the signature fan-shaped pendant has been reinterpreted with graceful curves and combined with a bold color palette.
Photo: Courtesy of Bvlgari
The motif sees a further revamp with the open-work design for the pendant necklace in 18ct rose gold with vibrant malachite inserts and dazzling pavé diamonds. It features a masterful play of blank spaces with hardstone and is adjustable in two different lengths for wearability. The highlight is a parure made of earrings and a necklace with a pendant that features 18ct rose gold surrounding pink opal and a hint of diamonds for a truly feminine look. Other shades in the collection range from vibrant to subtle yet equally appealing, as bright rubies and diamonds juxtapose gleaming mother-of-pearl. For those looking to make a statement from day to night, the versatile collection features the 18ct rose gold pendant necklace in two variations: the first with diamonds and blue sapphires, and the second with diamonds and pink sapphires.
Photo: Courtesy of Bvlgari
The 2021 Divas’ Dream collection will also debut Bvlgari’s new plastic-free packaging. Launched in August across all of the house’s fine jewelry and watch collections, which make about 80% of its overall packaging, it involves a 96% reduction of plastic compared to the previous version. The outer shell is made of paper sourced from responsibly managed forests, with a core made of wood fiber and internal parts made of pure silk and natural latex. The amended packaging ensures that Bvlgari produces 160,000 kilograms less plastic every year.
Photo: Courtesy of Bvlgari
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Photo: Solve Sundsbo
Those who have been following Priyanka Chopra Jonas‘s career closely will know that the Los Angeles and Mumbai-based actor always carves time out for initiatives she is passionate about. This time filming her Amazon series Citadel away from home in London, and preparing for roles in Matrix 4 and Text For You, the Indian star has joined Bulgari as its global ambassador for causes close to her heart. Together with the Roman high jewelry house, the actor and activist will be highlighting “women empowerment, diversity, and inclusion” around the world. “As a young actor, looking up at the international film stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren who have long been the muses of Bulgari, it’s a dream that now I get to work with such an iconic house and follow in their footsteps,” shared Chopra Jonas with Vogue Arabia.
While the star admits to being a longtime fan of Bulgari’s stunning designs, it is the house’s connection to her home country that makes her role that much more special. Many of Bulgari’s pieces and fragrances feature gemstones and natural substances sourced from India. “I have always admired and been fascinated by Bulgari’s magnificent works of arts, so many of which celebrate some of the most precious resources of my homeland,” she adds. First on her list as the jeweler’s global ambassador is raising funds for Covid-19 relief in India alongside Bulgari. The initiative is a part of Chopra Jonas’s collaboration with the non-profit organization Give India to raise money for healthcare structures, medical equipment, and vaccine support after the country was hit with a second wave of the virus.
Photo: Solve Sundsbo
The actor’s new role also cements her place in the fashion world. Over the years, the star has served many inspiring fashion moments while championing sustainability. As for jewelry, Chopra Jonas is a collector with an appreciation for the value that goes beyond the glimmer of the pieces. “Jewelry is magical and a person’s jewelry box is the heart of any wardrobe… Filled with many memories and milestones,” she shares. “Mine is filled with so much joy, and I recognize the important role that jewelry plays in every person’s life.” As a self-confessed “daddy’s girl,” it is natural that one of her most cherished jewelry pieces is one given to her by her father. “I vividly remember my first solitaire diamond ring, which I received from my dad,” she says. “I still wear it today, and when I do I’m reminded of the pride in his smile when I first opened the box and put it on.”
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Italian luxury brand Bulgari, for the first time, presented its newest high jewelry and high-end watch collection at a star-studded event. Named Magnifica, the collection was unveiled at the two-day event in Milan on June 3 and June 4, contributing to the Italian fashion capital’s re-birth after the pandemic. With its event, the Roman jeweler wanted to put Milan in the spotlight, with several international clients and renowned faces flocking to town for the event, and to leave a tangible mark, also making a donation to the Milan Municipality.
Among the celebrities that attended the event, there were American model and Bulgari brand ambassador Lily Aldrige, Spanish actor and Bulgari brand ambassador Ester Exposito, Italian actors Vittoria Puccini and Alessandro Borghi, Spanish actor Jaime Lorente, Turkish actor Serenay Sarikaya, Russian actor Svetlana Khodechenkova, Mexican actor Alejandro Speitzer and Italian singer Leo Gassman.
Bulgari’s Magnifica Collection. Photo: Courtesy of Bulgari
On June 3, Bulgari offered its guests access to Milan’s signature La Scala Theater for a private concert directed by Pietro Mianiti. During the concert, some of Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini and Vincenzo Bellini’s most famous compositions were performed, offering an authentic Italian opera experience. The following day, in the lush garden of the Bulgari Hotel in Milan, the company unveiled with a tableau vivant installation some of the most exclusive High Jewelry pieces and High-End Watches of the Magnifica collection, the most precious ever created by the Roman jeweler. During the al fresco lunch, where Michelin-starred chef Niko Romito seduced guests with a special menù, and Beatrice Venezi, the youngest orchestra conductor in Italy, entertained the audience with a live performance.
Click through the gallery above to see which stars made the event’s exclusive guest list.
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