V Things—Angelina’s Back, Anna Sui’s Greatest Hits, and Jewellery from a Bygone Era

With school half term approaching, it’s time to scout out fun—and family friendly—activities. Disney serves up a new installment of its Maleficent series with Angelina Jolie starring alongside Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer in this modern-day, female led fairy tale. Adding real life sparkle to everyday is Van Cleef and Arpels who is showcasing the pieces of renowned jeweller Lacloche at their School of Jewelry Arts in Paris. In addition to the innovative techniques and designs employed by the jeweller, the exhibition also explores the relationship between the pieces and those they were created for for a robust view of the Belle Époque period.

Taking their art to the runway, Anna Sui is the subject of a new retrospective at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City. Presented in character focused vignettes, Sui’s pieces come to live in their environments while accompanying runway video amp up the energetic vibes. Similarly the new book Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography harnesses the same vigour for life and innovative fashion through the New York Times’s intrepid (and original) street style photographer.

Below, a roundup of all the happenings to keep you in the know and remember to share your discoveries using the hashtag #worldofVB and you may see it appear in an upcoming edition.


V Watch

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

After starring in the 2014 blockbuster Maleficent, Angelina Jolie reprises her title role alongside Elle Fanning (as Princess Aurora) with a decidedly darker twist. Having ended the first film with a detente, the second chapter from Disney shows the conflict between Maleficent and Aurora furthered by Queen Ingrith (played by Michelle Pfeiffer). While we won’t divulge too much, the cast, visuals, and plot are entrancing for both kids and adults alike. 


V See

Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again

The Iranian visual artist has her first major exhibition in California which is presented chronologically providing a broad scope of Neshat’s work. Focused on the role of gender, Neshat’s pieces offer viewers a new perspective on a rapidly changing global society. On view through February 16, 2020; for more information, visit



V Learn

The World of Anna Sui

The American fashion designer—she was born in Detroit!—is the subject of a retrospective at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City. Sui’s work is arranged in her signature design tropes—punk, nomad, surfer—with sets mimicking the original concepts and sitting alongside moodboards, sketches, and runway videos. On view through February 23, 2020; for more information, visit


V Discover

Lacloche Jewelers

One of France’s most esteemed jewellery houses,  Lacloche, might no longer exist, but a comprehensive exhibition presented at Van Cleef & Arpels’s L’Ecole, School of Jewelry Arts in Paris champions the innovative design and craftsmanship of the Belle Époque period. Lacloche designed pieces were carried by the jet set from Edward VII to Grace Kelly and coveted for their intricate and delicate techniques on jewellery, clocks, and vanity cases. On view through December 20; for more information, visit


V Read

Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography

Bill Cunningham has been the subject of documentaries, published a memoir posthumously, but it’s his astute lens and photographs that will live forever. And now, the New York Times and Clarkson Potter have created a book to celebrate Cunningham’s work chronicling the fashion set throughout the years. Page after page is filled with the various style tribes that pop up each decade and their distinctive takes on dressing.