On 9th December 2010, the world’s most famous billionairess attended the Grand Palais in Paris for the opening of the Bulgari “125 years of Italian Magnificence” exhibition.
Liliane Bettencourt showed up after having just settled the matter of how her estimated €14.5 billion fortune would be managed and dispersed in a case which has scandalised France and raised doubts about the election funding of the French President. Looking dashing in a pink scarf and diamond globe earrings, the L’Oreal tycoon arrived with an entourage.
The Bulgari Exhibition celebrates the entire Bulgari heritage of fine jewellery dating from the opening of the first shop on Via Sistina in 1884 through to 2010. Members of the Bulgari family were in attendance to see the collection of luxury jewellery displayed and greet celebrities such as Clive Owen and Lenny Kravitz.