Well, I should say, rather, there are some major jewels on display in town ... The Hillwood Museum and Estate is, until the end of 2014, showing "Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post's Dazzling Gems."
Post's love affair with Cartier's jewelry spanned a long time and is famous. She both bought the latest designs available at the time and ordered custom-made pieces. On display, you will see various precious stones as well as the inspiration that generated these spectacular designs. Post appreciated great workmanship; she had plenty an occasion to show off her beautiful pieces during various social events.
There was also a real treat for the fashion designer in me. Post's passion for jewelry was enhanced by her love of fashion. Though the exhibition is just a one-room setup, there are three dresses she owned and wore. And they are, of course, by wonderful designers. Take a look below at a green gown by the Callot Soeurs (1929) or a black satin piece by Jeanne Lanvin (1929). Orry Kelly, a designer to the Hollywood stars in 1930s, also has a piece in the show.