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Le Grand Mag

Le Grand Mag N.36

LE GRAND MAG is a sophisticated showroom-magazine with the ultimate pleasures and vanities. Travel, Real Estate, Yachts, Business Jets, Jewellery, Watches, Art & Photography, High End Elegance, Cars and high-society events and prestigious players interviews.. All Publishing Rights worldwide reserved by LE GRAND MAG Publishing Group.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wurttemberg Ltd Palladium House
Frequency:
Quarterly
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2 min.
code coco society

Watch or jewel? Jewel or watch? Chanel’s latest timepiece is a tribute to timeless style. Code Coco draws inspiration from the clasp of the brand’s signature 2.55 handbag, which was created in February of 1955, hence 2.55. The clasp dominates the elongated case of the timepiece separating upper portion of the jet-black, lacquered dial that contains a princess-cut diamond from the dial hands located on the lower part. The clasp is moveable and can conceal the time when placed vertically. The design, chic and modern, combines straight lines that recall the quilted pattern, another nod to the 2.55. The most recent version of the model is made from shiny, best-in-class ceramic that is both lightweight and highly scratch-resistant, a nod to Chanel’s expertise working with the material. The result? A…

1 min.
girls in the windows

ormondgigli.com In a 2013 interview with Time Magazine, Ormond Gigli unveiled the curious story behind this iconic photograph. Going back in time to 1960, the photographer recalled his disappointment as brownstone buildings in New York near his own studio were being torn down. In a moment of inspiration he spoke with the studio manager to remove the frames of the building across his studio and ‘shoot a girl in each window.’ This rather improvised idea was well received, though a few things required attention. The demolition would allow time for the shooting only during their lunch break. The models were ordinary women dressed in their own clothing and include Gigli’s own wife and that of his manager. Ladies were asked to take precaution and pose at each of the building’s windows.…

4 min.
the eternal beauty of art

mercanteinfiera.it Walking through the age-old ruins of a Roman site among the mosaics of the terrible Medusa or the satyr Silenus? Enjoying the drawing room of an 18th-century villa with lapis lazuli cabinets and ancient trumeau mirrors next to drawings by Armando Testa? Or enjoying an imaginary living room with iconc design pieces signed by the famous Franco Albini, Joe Colombo and Già Ponti? More than one hundred people do just that every year over the course of nine days. One simply had to be at Mercanteinfiera the international exhibition of antiques, modern vintage and collectibles in italy at Fiere di Parma. An ever more kaleidoscopic event that built the success of its editions (two every year) on this wealth of variety. Deluxe vintage clothes are always in fashion and particularly attract…

1 min.
in your face

www.mariotestino.com “Most photographers go and photograph something that they see, that exists, and that somebody else has created - they document it,” explained Mario Testino about his work. “But fashion photographers,” he added, “have to create what they’re going to photograph. We have to go into the thought and build it up, get a girl, get a guy, get a situation, get the house, get the decor. It’s the meaning of the word photography:‘writing with light.’ ” When it comes to his ‘writing with light,’Testino is known around the globe as one of today’s most preeminent fashion and portrait photographers working for fashion magazines and international labels. “Fashion photography is this uneasy mix of art and commerce and I think nobody understands this better than Mario,” describes Anna Wintour, editor-and-chief of Vogue…

8 min.
the imperial paris opera

www.operadeparis.fr Widely considered “the most famous opera house in the world,” Palais Garnier or Opéra Garnier is also one of Paris’ most visited monuments, welcoming 480,000 visitors every year. The opera house was built between 1861 and 1875 architect Charles Garnier. This was the home of the Paris Opera Ballet, however the opera house has become imbued in the public’s minds ever since Gaston Leroux chose this as the setting of his famous novel, The Phantom of the Opera. Since the 1820s Paris Opera had sought a new venue. Several architects, sites and designs were reviewed and subsequently dismissed. By 1853 an assassination attempt on the life of Emperor Napoleon III as he attended an event of the Paris Opera renewed interest in a suitable facility for the opera house. In September…

3 min.
eighties remix by la martina

La Martina turns to the 1980s for their latest collection, drawing inspiration from art, music and fashion for a style that combines trends with reflections of modernity. www.lamartina.com For their Spring/Summer 2019 collection, La Martina turns to the 1980s for inspiration, adhering to the brand’s sportive nature with an emphasis on outerwear, while maintaining the premium quality that the brand is known for. The aim is versatility adapting to different occasions, changing from classic and elegant looks to ones that are sportier which draw inspiration from polo. These styles use art, music and fashion to overcome generational barriers appealling to millennials and traditional La Martina aficionados. True to the 1980s, decade in which the brand was established, the collection boasts a mix and match of trends, attitudes, styles and aesthetics with explosive…