Cartier follows the Panthère’s tracks

The limber, intriguing, and feminine feline Panthère is constantly on the prowl within Cartier’s workshops, wild yet gentle, and perfectly at ease with the paradox she creates. She has been exalted by Jeanne Toussaint, Cartier Fine Jewellery director and longtime collaborator of Louis Cartier. The panther’s mark throughout the ages in world fashion is undeniable and multifaceted. At times she appears as we would expect: catlike and nimble, but she can also surprise us by shapeshifting into, albeit domesticated, abstraction. Cartier and the Panthère are one, inseparable. Addressing this paradox for us, here is an interview with Cyrille Vigneron, CEO of Cartier, one of high fashion’s most iconic Maisons.