May 2012 - Vacheron Constantin supports the American Friends of the Louvre with a Gala Dinner in Los Angeles
Vacheron Constantin partnered with the American Friends of the Louvre to host an exclusive gala dinner in Los Angeles on May 17th at the home of Larry Gagosian, in recognition of the Louvre Museum’s Contemporary Art Programs. Hugues de Pins, president of Vacheron Constantin North America, hosted the event, along with Christopher Forbes, Chairman of the American Friends of the Louvre and board members Becca Cason Thrash and Sabrina Kay. Henri Loyrette, president and director of the Louvre Museum, was the honored special guest. Among the guests were Sharon Stone, Michael Mann and his wife Summer.
Situated in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, the event was held at the private LA residence of Mr. Gagosian. Fitting in perfectly with the surroundings, beautiful Vacheron Constantin timepieces were on display. Guests were drawn to the magnificent pieces from the brand’s Métier’s d’Art Collection, La Symbolique des Laques Maki-e Collection and the Kalla Haute Couture À Pampilles and Lady Kalla Flame. The event raised approximately $200,000 in support of the mission of the American Friends of the Louvre, including its efforts to promote the Louvre Museum’s contemporary art programs.
“Vacheron Constantin is proud to partner with the American Friends of the Louvre. We are delighted to support its mission which includes promoting collaborations between the Louvre and American institutions. In this way, we further demonstrate our commitment to the arts, and create a bridge between our cultural initiatives in the U.S. and Europe,” said Mr. de Pins. Over the years, Vacheron Constantin has given its support to many international art and cultural institutions such as the Paris Opera and Ballet (touring the US in summer 2012), the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Musée Barbier Mueller of Geneva, and the Metropolitan Musuem of Art in New York City. Through its commitment to supporting art and culture, Vacheron Constantin demonstrates its openness to the world.
- Christopher Forbes, Hugues de Pins, Summer and Michael Mann