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Le Grand Mag N.42

LE GRAND MAG - THE EXTREMELY WELL LIVING MAGAZINE celebrates the values of the high life, a global guide to the ultimate and extraordinary. One unique platform to reach the most privilege high-level target consumer. LE GRAND MAG is sold in 32 international airports around the world (London, Paris, Milan, New York, Hong Kong, Moscow, Geneva, Miami, Los Angeles, among others…). Its digital platform distributes more than 500,000 digital magazine in the global luxury capitals.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Le Grand Mag Global Media Company
Frequency:
Quarterly
$6.35
$15.88
3 Issues

in this issue

1 min
true devotion

Dolce & Gabbana affirms its core values and highlights the essence of “Made in Italy” design and craftsmanship with the Devotion collection. At its heart is a beautiful brooch shaped like the “Sacro Cuore”, or sacred heart, a symbol of faith and of trust. It is an antique bronze frieze featuring a 24kt gold leaf, crafted with the ancient technique of lost-wax casting. Known as “cire-perdue” in traditional jewellery-making, the desired form is first sculpted in wax to build a mold around it. Molten brass is then poured into the mold, displacing the wax. The central core, embellished by a miniature bearing the DG logo, is framed by pearl and foliage designs. Building upon this motif, the Devotion Lace collection pictured here is created entirely in lace and comes in…

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1 min
downton abbey: le grand mag academy best costume awards

Downtown Abbey Costume Designer Anna Robbins once said in an interview with her Alma Mater, Edinburgh College of Art: “I am fortunate that I have always worked on productions that have been interesting to me. This always begins with a script that I see as having the potential to become a beautiful production. I am driven by quality productions that have something visual to say. I enjoyed the stripped-back simplicity of costuming the unusual but visually arresting drama Murder: Joint Enterprise. But the pinnacle of my career so far, for its sheer scale and audience numbers, as well as the era of the costumes, has to be Downton Abbey. I have been given a real freedom to create, and it’s been a costume designer’s dream job.” Her advice for those…

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1 min
real-life baroque

www.dior.com Symbols of a committed reflection on fashion’s origins and the significance of the cut, Dior’s spring/summer 2021 ready-to-wear looks by Maria Grazia Chiuri are revealed in a series of striking photographs. Celebrating excellence in savoir-faire and creation in all its forms - from Virginia Woolf’s feminist essays to militant collages by Lucia Marcucci that enhanced the staging of the show - the collection is captured in a campaign brimming with the power of painting. Inspired by Caravaggio’s mastery of chiaroscuro, these photos have an aura of mystery, like icons in a painting, punctuated with shimmering shades of blue, red and gold. Captured by the photographer Elina Kechicheva, these images reinterpret the Dior codes with a new language, combining precious embroideries with paisley motifs and floral designs that blossom on dresses…

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1 min
milanese haute couture

“Couture is rooted in fashion history. It represents the pinnacle of creativity and sartorial skill, but is a world available only to very few. Today, through the democracy of the Internet, we are able to offer a front row seat to everyone,” stated Giorgio Armani who had chosen to dedicate the collection to his adoptive city, bringing haute couture back to Milan after years of showing in Paris. The decision was born from the will to highlight the uniqueness and excellence of Made in Italy, as Milan reprises its role of international prestige. Giorgio Armani tells the story of his journey, desire for freedom and independence from fleeting trends in his collections. In particular, this Privé collection was presented at Palazzo Orsini, where his Milanese atelier strives for perfection every…

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1 min
when art imitates life

www.kalgajoum.com To Kal Gajoum, life is to be experienced and savoured. He often depicts exquisite flavours in his work on libations, dining and more. Kal has also visited many of the world’s most beautiful cities and has interpreted the essence of their history and romance through his signature palette knife technique. Recent exhibitions have been held at Galerie d’Art Beauchamp in Montreal, Gallery Rouge in London, Plaza Galleries in Whistler and Gainsborough Galleries in Calgary. Born in Tripoli 1968, Kal Gajoum’s interest in art began at a very early age. In fact, he was only 10 years old when he entered his first art competition. Later on he was introduced to oil painting and palette knife techniques by friends of the family who were artist in attendance at the Leonardo da Vinci…

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2 min
a declaration of love

www.dolcegabbana.com Set on Lake Como, Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2021 Devotion handbag collection is shot by photographer Branislav Simoncik, featuring Monica Bellucci (top) and Sofia Vergara (below). Iconic and feminine, the Devotion bag combines elegance and functionality. Spacious, lightweight and made of braided nappa chevron (top), the bag is made in Italy, created entirely by hand by experts with great craftsmanship. The braiding presents a diagonal design and, like the whole Devotion line, it features the “sacred heart”, an exclusive bejewelled heart fastening and the shoulder strap inspired by the techniques of fine jewellery. The maxi Devotion shoulder bag (below) comes in quilted nappa leather, highlighting an ultra-light maxi-chain in antiqued gold plating. Branislav Simoncik is a Slovak photographer who lives between Bratislava, Lisbon and New York. He began his career as…

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