Peony brooch Designed by Van Cleef & Arpels Paris, France, 1937 Gold, platinum, diamonds, Mystery Set rubies Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Photo by Patrick Gries/Van Cleef & Arpels On view in "Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels" at the Cooper-Hewitt
1. The other Kravis The most important design collector west of the Mississippi? Hands down, it’s the relatively quiet George R. Kravis II, whose brother Henry and his Museum of Modern Art chairwoman wife Marie-Josée have long secured art-world headlines. Now, George and his collection are close to garnering their rightful center-stage position in the international spotlight.