Of all the citadels in Russia, The Kremlin is the most famous. As the birthplace of Moscow and apex of Russian political power, it is a vast complex of ancient churches, palaces and government buildings that date back to 1156. For better or for worst, autocratic tsars, communist dictators and presidents have been witnessed here, all doing their bit for Russia.
But politics aside, it is also home to some of the world’s greatest treasures. The Kremlin museums boast Russian state regalia and an impressive 13,200 Russian jewel masterpieces from the 12th to 20th century. Come September 7th, it will further explore the art of jewellery making with Tribute to Femininity, an exhibition that illustrates the evolution of the Bvlgari style for more than a century.
The exhibition traces the ties between Bvlgari’s creativity and the evolving tastes of powerful women, alongside the cultural and social changes in female history.
From the late 19th century to the 1990s, you’ll find over 500 pieces on display — emblems of independence that portray the women who did what they desired and wore whatever they wanted. Keep an eye out for Elizabeth Taylor’s complete Bvlgari Heritage Collection, Anna Magnani’s 25-carat Trombino ring and the Serpenti, which very aptly represents seduction, wisdom and vitality.
Tribute to Femininity will run from 7th September 2018 to 13th January 2019
Opening image: Sophia Loren