PARIS, Dec 27, 2010 / — – On December 9, 2010, the Grand Palais hosted the opening of a retrospective exhibition devoted to Bulgari, the Roman jewelry house that celebrated its 125th anniversary last year.

Housed in the museum’s nave, the exhibition has been organized under the high patronage of the Office of the President of the Italian Republic and the Italian Prime Minister’s Office, and will be open to the public from December 10 through January 12, 2011. It will be the first large-scale retrospective by a jewelry house at the Grand Palais.

Entitled “125 years of Italian Magnificence,” the exhibition retraces the main chapters in Bulgari’s history and the evolution of the esthetic that made the brand a driving force of the “Italian school,” from the opening of the first shop on Via Sistina in 1884 through the modern day.

A night to remember, FrancescoTrapani, Bulgari CEO, Nicola Bulgari, Bulgari Vice President and Paolo Bulgari, Bulgari Chairman welcomed the star studded guests led by Julianne Moore, Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen.

Notable attendees include Beatrice Bulgari, Olivia Magnani, Lorenza Trapani, Pauline Lefevre, Aissa Maiga, Julien Dereins, Anouchka Delon, Anouk Aimee, Bianca Brandolini D’Adda, Giambatista Valli, Christine Lemler, Claude Lelouch, Claudia Cardinale, Clotilde Courau, Eriko Barthes, Jean-Louis Scherrer, Johnny Laeticia Hallyday, Laeticia Hallyday, Lenny Kravitz, Liliane Bettencourt, Melanie Doutey, Pascal Elbe, Rebecca Leffler SarahMarshall and Jean-ClaudeJitrois.