During the summer 2020, I virtually traveled and dreamed of Paris, the Belle Époque, the pre and after war, the worldly salons through the life of Jeanne Toussaint and la Maison Cartier, from the book « La Panthère » .
The book,written by Stephanie des Horts tells the story of Jeanne Toussaint, a Belgian woman who left Brussels to live a new life, in Paris.
Innovative, creative, rigorous and tenacious, Jeanne is a woman as much respected as feared.
She becomes Louis Cartier’s right arm, due to her ideas, her elegance, and her image: she was the muse of the Maison Cartier.
She was called « La Panthère » because of her fierce and inflexible character. But also because of the most famous jewel she made in 1950, representing a panther.
𝗝𝗲𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲, 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝗵𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆…𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆.