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:: Spotlight :: 125th anniversary celebration of Bulgari

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

Bulgari recently celebrated its 125th anniversary by inaugurating its first-ever retrospective exhibition in the prestigious Exposition Palace of Rome that will remain open to the public until September 13, 2009.

The “Between Eternity and History: 1884 - 2009” exhibition covers the most significant phases in the history and evolution of Bulgari design, from the opening of the first store on Via Sistina in 1884 to the present day.

Those who attended the cocktail party for the inauguration included Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno and many illustrious cultural figures, showbusiness celebrities, well-known politicians, and important entrepreneurs in the Italian capital. Numerous Italian and international stars celebrated this historic achievement with the Bulgari family.

The inauguration of the retrospective exhibition also gives Bulgari a chance to increase its contribution to Save the Children's “Rewrite the Future” campaign, which was created to provide a quality education to 8 million children living in war-torn countries. Bulgari has pledged to support this campaign throughout 2009.

In the presence of Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, General Secretary of the International Save the Children Alliance, Charlie MacCormac, Managing Director of Save the Children USA, Claudio Tesauro, President of Save the Children Italia, and many other international representatives of the organization, Bulgari will present an extraordinary limited edition collection, for the first time in public, composed of 11 unique couture jewels and 7 luxury watches that will be auctioned off at Christie's New York next December 8, 2009. The total estimated value of the jewellery and watches is approximately 3 million euros, and the entire proceeds will be donated to “Rewrite the Future.”

Here are pictures from the special event.

Nathalie Bulgari & Jason Lews Alessandra Mastronardi
Jessica Alba
Mar Saura Tosca D'Aquino
Gina Lollobrigida
Chloe Sevigny Sabrina Impacciatore
Diane Fleri Giuseppe “Beppe” Fiorello
Yvonne Scio Selma Blair
Serena Autieri Margherita Maccapani Missoni
Ginnifer Goodwin