THE PANTHER IN ART . Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter , regularly contributes to art magazines including Beaux-Arts , L ’ OEil , L ’ Objet d ’ art , Le Journal des Arts . She has published numerous books and she curated the exhibition Voyage dans ma tête , la collection de coiffes ethniques d ’ Antoine de Galbert , at the Maison Rouge in Paris in 2010 . With Assouline she has published many books , including Ethnic Style ( 2001 ), the two-volume Primal Arts ( 2005 – 06 ), and most recently Van Cleef & Arpels ( 2014 ).
EVOLUTION OF THE CARTIER PANTHER . Vivienne Becker is a contributing editor to Financial Times ’ s How to Spend It magazine , writes for newspapers and magazines around the world , and lectures and broadcasts on her subject . She organized and wrote the catalog for the first major exhibition of the jewelry of René Lalique , and curated Jewels of Fantasy , a traveling exhibition of 20th century costume jewelry . Becker ’ s previous books for Assouline include The Impossible Collection of Jewelry ( 2012 ), and and Sevan Biçakçi ( 2014 ).
CREATION OF A CARTIER PANTHER . Joanna Hardy began her career as a goldsmith before working at De Beers as a rough diamond appraiser , and at Sotheby ’ s in Bond Street as senior jewelry specialist and auctioneer . Hardy established the Jewellery School of Excellence program , lecturing and conducting master classes worldwide , she has published Collect Contemporary : Jewelry and Emerald : Twenty-One Centuries of Jewelled Opulence and Power with Thames and Hudson , and is a regular contributor to The Telegraph ’ s Luxury magazine and The Wall Street Journal .
THE PANTHER AS CULTURAL ICON . André Leon Talley is a Vogue contributing editor and the magazine ’ s former American editor at large . In 2014 he was named artistic director of Zappos Couture , and he has been on the board of trustees of Savannah College of Art and Design , Georgia , since 2000 . Talley has written several books , including Valentino ( 1982 ); A . L . T .: André Leon Talley ( 2003 ); Little Black Dress ( 2013 ); and Valentino : At the Emperor ’ s Table ( Assouline , 2014 ).
Texts by Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter , Vivienne Becker , Joanna Hardy , and André Leon Talley