The Panthère, one of the really early themes in the Cartier collections, was the brilliant idea of Jeanne Toussaint. Jeanne was named ‘Director of jewellery’ at Cartier in 1933 and she decided shortly after her promotion, to make the Panthère a theme in the jewellery collection.
From an onyx Panthère to a powder compact to a cigarette case adorned with black and gold stripes, Jeanne made the Panthère fashionable through a stream of personal accessories.
This week Cartier is presenting its new collection in Geneva and one of the models is the legendary ‘Panthere de Cartier’ of the 80’s, that came back in the collection in two sizes, small and medium. Click to read my article “THE RE APPEARANCE OF THE CARTIER PANTHER”, that I wrote for REVOLUTION in 2013