Opening of Rodeo Drive Boutique with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

june 2013

Ribbon cutting

Last month,  Vacheron Constantin celebrated the opening of its Beverly Hills Boutique on Rodeo Drive together with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin, Michael Govan and Katherine Ross, director of LACMA, and Hugues de Pins, president of Vacheron Constantin North America, co-hosted the event.   

The evening began with a ribbon cutting in the presence of Mr. Torres, Mr. de Pins, and Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirish at the Vacheron Constantin boutique on Rodeo Drive.  Among the art and watch collector guests in attendance were Rochelle Gores Fresston, Liz Goldwyn, Gregory Parkinson, Scott Sternberg, and Kendall Conrad. Guests enjoyed an inaugural Champagne toast and hors d’oeuvres before being chauffeured to LACMA.  They arrived at a 144-foot long, chandelier-lit table under mirrored arches open to the spring sky and adjacent to Levitated Mass, the 340-ton granite megalith sculpture by artist Michael Heizer.

Michael Govan welcomed the 146 guests and spoke about the James Turrell exhibit, promising that it would be a “life changing” experience.  Referring to the exceptional party and program orchestrated by Vacheron Constantin, he joked, “This is just another day at LACMA!”

“At Vacheron Constantin, supporting the arts is more than a commitment, it is a duty. For both watchmaking and the arts, great accomplishment is a human story,” Juan-Carlos Torres said following Mr. Govan’s remarks. “We are delighted to begin our relationship with the Los Angeles community through our sponsorship of the upcoming exhibit James Turrell: A Retrospective at LACMA.”

The celebration marked first large-scale event of its kind to take place next to Levitated Mass at the esteemed museum. Guests were treated to a specially-crafted five-course dinner created and prepared exclusively by Chef Alain Passard of L’Arpege, Paris.

Vacheron Constantin is proud to sponsor James Turrell: A Retrospective, which runs through April 6, 2014.

Address:  Vacheron Constantin Boutique : 365 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California

Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin;  Michael Govan and Katherine Ross, director of LACMA, and Hugues de Pins, president of Vacheron Consta...

Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin;  Michael Govan and Katherine Ross, director of LACMA, and Hugues de Pins, president of Vacheron Constantin North America.

Hugues de Pins, president of Vacheron Constantin North America; Chef Alain Passard of l’Arpege, Paris; Michael Govan director of LACMA.

Hugues de Pins, president of Vacheron Constantin North America; Chef Alain Passard of l’Arpege, Paris; Michael Govan director of LACMA.

Ribbon cutting.

Ribbon cutting.

The dinner scene.

The dinner scene.