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Cartier Celebrates Rebellion In West Hollywood with New Clash [Un]limited Capsule

Annie Armstrong

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The golden interior of the Cartier Clash [Un]limited pop-up on Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood.

Last night, Cartier fêted their Clash [Un]limited and Clash de Cartier collections with an immersive exhibition designed by New York-based collaborative practice Snarkitecture, founded by Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen. The multi-room Clash [Un]limited installation, which features a soundscape by musician and artist Finneas, hosts Cartier’s provocative new collection of limited-edition jewelry and timepieces, all of which defy the conventions of traditional design while still displaying the brand’s exceptional craftsmanship.

The evening hosted notable guests such as Lily Collins, Clash [Unlimited]’s global ambassador, as well as Dan Levy, Kathy Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Ella Balinska, Ashe, Gracie Abrams, Benny Blanco, Claudia Sulewski, and photographer Renell Medrano, who shot the aforementioned collection with Finneas as her muse. In addition to enjoying a private viewing of the sensory installation, attendees celebrated the launch of the capsule, a rebellion and reinvention of Clash de Cartier that includes high-jewelry pieces like a reversible white gold, onyx and diamond necklace and rose gold mesh-and-diamond mitten watch.

All of the evening’s events were influenced by the beauty of Cartier’s creative vision. Guests circulated on a rooftop in West Hollywood, followed by an intimate dinner by Michelin-starred chef Curtis Stone, who used the brand’s naturalistic, minimal designs as inspiration for the menu. Dessert was also served a jewel-inspired splash, as chef Chris Ford whipped up some equally chic and tasty black chocolate picot domes filled with matte silver mini macarons.

As guests noshed, they were serenaded by Finneas himself, who gave a special musical performance. “To me, Clash represented the opportunity to redefine and rediscover what it is about art that moves me the most,” he said of the collection and its exhibition, which is open to the public through September 1 “In crafting this piece, my intention was to create something that flowed seamlessly between the different sonic landscapes that have inspired me most throughout my life.”

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Finneas. Photography by Marc Patrick/BFA.com.
Finneas. Photography by Marc Patrick/BFA.com.
The exhibition's exterior. Photography courtesy of Cartier.
The exhibition's exterior. Photography courtesy of Cartier.
Photography by Marc Patrick/BFA.com.
Photography by Marc Patrick/BFA.com.
Photography courtesy of Cartier.
Photography courtesy of Cartier.
Photography courtesy of Cartier.
Photography courtesy of Cartier.
Photography by Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com.
Photography by Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com.
Finneas. Portrait by Renell Medrano.
Finneas. Portrait by Renell Medrano.
Photography courtesy of Cartier.
Photography courtesy of Cartier.