Lh Iconic Design Picks Volume 3
Appease your desire for iconic design through Love Happens most favorite and fabulous selections. Crafted to entice, these exquisite creations will enlighten your love for all things beautiful and luxurious.
Lh Iconic Design Picks Volume 3
Object of Desire
THE LADY ARPELS PONT DE AMOUREAUX WATCH
An icon for Van Cleef & Arpels and luxury watches in their entirety, the Lady Arpels Pont de Amoureux watch perfectly pairs the immeasurable concept of time with the infiniteness of love. Launched in 2010 as part of the brand’s Poetic Complications Collection. The Lady Arpels Pont de Amoureux watch is a beautifully handcrafted work of art. An 8mm white gold case encompasses round diamonds amounting to 105 stones and 2.94 carrots of elegance embezzled into the poetic justice that is captured with the notion of being in love around the clock. As the two sweethearts wind their way over the sculpted Pont des Arts bridge to the 12 o’clock mark, under the stars they unite, in time and love.
Pure elegance and evolving relevance, Paris’ oldest embroidery atelier is quite a feat. Originally founded as Michonet in 1858, a go-to for Paris’ elite, Albert and Marie-Louise Lesage purchased the atelier in 1924. Shortly after taking the reins, the Lesage’s attracted designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli with their avant-garde embroidery designs and went on to collaborate with many of fashion’s greats including Givenchy, Dior, Balmain and more. In 2002, longtime client Chanel purchased Lesage, still free to works for other houses, as part of their efforts to preserve craftsmanship. A Design Statement icon through and through, despite the evolving fashion industry, Lesage has managed to show us why handwork embroidery, when done correctly, is a timeless technique that produces unreplicable results.
AN ELIE SAAB COUTURE WEDDING GOWN
Paving his own path to fashion icon, Elie Saab was never one to follow the pack. The fervent pursuit of his passion proved to be the right choice for this modest Lebanese boy. At age 18 Elie opened his first bridal couture atelier and went from dressing the neighborhood to dressing the inspiration boards of thousands looking for the perfect haute couture wedding gown. Putting in countless hours and using the most exquisite materials — luxurious textiles, lace, gemstones, crystals, pearls, meticulous embroidery. Crafted with fluid and elegance, Elie Saab’s gowns are true classics. Seamlessly blending a beautiful mixture of western and eastern cultures Elie provides unique and breathtaking designs, only fitting for the most memorable day of a bride’s life!
If Walls Could Talk
31 RUE CAMBON
The routes of the legendary double C that changed our fashion world forever, are located on Paris’ Rue Cambon. It was at No. 21 that Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel opened her hat shop “Chanel Modes” in 1910. Not staying undiscovered for long, in 1918 her undeniable talents lead her to the larger space needed to grow her empire — the entire building at No. 31. Although never actually spending nights there, Chanel put down roots in this lavish yet intimate setting atop her boutique.
Truly reflective of their inhabitant, each room featured crystals, mirrors, and treasures galore. Imagine the tales those walls would tell! It was they who were there as she battled her fear of being alone and mourned the tragic loss of the “love of her life” and muse Captain Arthur “Boy” Capel. It was those walls that bore witness to her creative genius and the evolution of the iconic fashion house we are so blessed to know today.
Words by Michele Micciche
Article Originally Appeared in Love Happens Volume 3, 2019
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