From October 14 to 16, artisans and employees from 57 Houses will welcome the general public to 93 locations, 15 countries, 5 continents… The sun will never set on this 5th edition of the LVMH’s Les Journées Particulières. During these three days, we will bring you all the highlights of this one-of-a-kind event.
The Cloudy Bay winery, in the heart of the Wairau Valley, got the ball rolling in New Zealand.
It’s time for Dior, avenue Montaigne in Paris, to welcome its first visitors, including college students from Clichy-sous-Bois, Paris suburbs. Visitors will discover the breadth of Dior’s expertise during an exclusive guided tour of the Galerie Dior. Now an exhibition space of nearly 2,000 m2, this is where the great history of Dior began in 1946, and the building is still at the heart of the House’s designs today.
In Reims, in the historic cellars and famous crayères of Maison Ruinart, visitors flock. Guided by the employees of the House, they discover an ancestral know-how. They also admire the Retour aux sources art installation by the artist duo Mouawad Laurier.
In Grasse, the world cradle of perfumery, visitors stroll along the paths of the Louis Vuitton Fontaines Parfumées, a true olfactory Eden. They discover the Bastide, a typical Provencal building built in 1640, its Mill, and the perfume creation Ateliers where Jacques Cavallier Belletrud practices his art.
Visitors (re)discover Samaritaine Paris Pont-Neuf, the mythical department store in the heart of Paris, which has just been renovated. Through exceptional guided tours retracing the adventure of this extraordinary project, they can admire the haute-couture heritage restorations made in this historic monument, and naturally the backstage of the department store.
Installed at the Belmond – Cipriani hotel as part of the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, the spectacular work Cooking the world by Indian artist Subodh Gupta perpetuates the magic of La Serenissima, and catches all visitor’s eyes.
On the occasion of Les Journées Particulières, Make Up For Ever is entering into a unique partnership with Moët & Chandon to present the “Nature Reconnection” exhibition in Champagne. Photographies feature the creations of 27 students of the Make Up For Ever Academy from all over the world. Inspired by a return to what is essential, this young generation of Makeup Artists explored themes such as the plant and animal kingdoms and our relationship to them.
In Champagne, visitors are welcomed at the Hôtel du Marc, the family home of Veuve Clicquot, an ode to Champagne and the French Art de Vivre. This immersive tour takes place in the reception rooms, grand dining room and Atelier, offering a consummate example of 19th-century architecture.
For the first time, the Maison de broderies Vermont opens its doors to the public during these Les Journées Particulières. This historic textile House located in the heart of Paris will showcase the expertise of its skilled embroiderers, from the original design to the runway model created for the House of Dior.
At No. 12 Place Vendôme, visitors step inside the world of Chaumet and experience the magic of its jewelry and its savoir-faire. In the historic reception rooms of its hôtel particulier, the story of this House founded in 1780 begins to unfold. In the High Jewelry workshop, the House’s artisans reveal the secrets of their jewelry-making virtuosity.
In Provence, visitors can stroll through the Château de la Colle Noire, the heartfelt refuge of Monsieur Dior, on a guided tour of the historic rooms and Christian Dior’s apartment. The tour is supplemented by a fragranced discovery trail that takes form in five emblematic dresses dedicated to Miss Dior, a tasting of olive oil and honey from the estate, technical demonstrations by two Dior staff members relating to the iconic Miss Dior perfume and its famous bow, and a walk in the gardens of Christian Dior.