Louis Vuitton Fine Jewellery store opening – Place Vendôme

It’s funny how in life sometimes things come full circle. A few years ago, in my magpie phase, I designed fine jewellery. One of my first freelance gigs after working at Garrard was designing the charms for Louis Vuitton fine jewellery. A wonderful job… Around that time I had also started doing events. Eventually, the events took over and the jewellery took a back seat. Fast forward to 2012, and in that wonderful organic way that life has of unfolding I was asked to work on the grand opening of the first Louis Vuitton fine jewellery store, at the infamous Place Vendôme.

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Place Vendôme has been a fine jewellery landmark since the late 1800s, its most distinctive feature the giant column in the centre. We decided to recreate this in plaster intaglio form for each guest to take home a piece of Vendôme.

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A menagerie of finery in the Vendôme windows…

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Inspired by the fabulous ostrich feather fans featured in FANCLUB – a spectacular celebration of Louis Vuitton’s exhibition at Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris, by Ruth Hogben and Katie Grand, for Love Magazine – we draped huge swag chandeliers in nude and white ombre marabou…

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…reflected in gold mirror tabletops.

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Stunning Westwood-esque plaster figurines softened by blush and nude roses for a feminine and very Parisienne table centre.

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