The most exciting part of my trip to Paris was the launch event for the “Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp” collection at the famous concept store Colette. As you know, I am a huge fan of Mary and her designs. Her talent is truly outstanding and I was so happy to see her again. (For a previous post, please click here.)
Below you see the text from the official press release. Can you imagine how honoured I felt to be mentioned in the same breath with Emmanuelle Alt, Suzy Menkes or Glenda Bailey.
Please enjoy the photos of the evening and have a look at those beautifully printed bags:
For this occasion, the facade of the famous colette concept store was spectacularly covered with one of the exclusive prints from the “Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp” collection. It will stay like this one week.
Sweet Mary Katrantzou with me wearing (of course!) Mary Katrantzou
A unique “Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp” Le Pliage bag, 1 meter high and 2,5 meter large, was exposed in the interior courtyard.
The bags on display.
Love this tote bag with the poetic digital “Lanterne” print, €320.
The bottles of champagne served were all printed with the colours of Mary’s inspirational theme “When East meets West” for this new collection.
Some pieces of Mary’s must-have S/S 2012 collection were already on display. I am crazy for those dresses! Flower prints and underwater world inspired themes are huge fashion trends for the season.
Mary’s ultimate accolade: Fashion’s most powerful ladies all came to see her designs.
Suzy Menkes, Mary Katrantzou and Sophie Delafontaine, Artistic Director of the Longchamp House
Jean Cassegrain, Owner of Longchamp with Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar US and Mary Katrantzou.
Mary, you can be so proud of yourself!
Photos: Courtesy of Longchamp and © Sandra Bauknecht