LUX Winter 2018 48 LUX - Winter 2018 Veuve Clicquoe by Charlotte Olympia: Celebrating Inspiration Women The Collaboration Taking its design cue from Charlotte Olympia’s best-selling Vanina clutch, the gift box makes for a hero piece: seductive with sleek contours and gold clasp lettering, its luxe gold interior reveals the special edition bottle of La Grande Dame 2006. Bespoke leopard print combines with the Veuve Clicquot colour palette to provide the perfect meeting of minds. The Collection Meanwhile, the capsule collection sees Charlotte Olympia’s Pomeline sandal rendered in bespoke leopard print – a house favourite, of course – with a Perspex crystal ‘island’; and there comes a playful nod to the world of Veuve Clicquot with the designer’s Eugenie platform sandal, Pimlico court shoe and Kitty flat reimagined in glitter cork; the Pandora clutch is recreated in wood and topped with a golden bubbling accessory. A limited-edition shoe champagne bar meets luxury, vintage-style trunk is a standout piece inspired by the curve of the high-heel pump – one part boudoir to one part travel essential, it has been created, naturally, to hold bottles of La Grande Dame champagne, premium Veuve Clicquot flutes, an ice bucket in the shape of Charlotte Olympia’s trademark spider web, as well as the specially designed shoes for the occasion. Because where else would you want to wear them? There’s even a stowaway leopard print stool! The Connection Though their stories may be set centuries apart, the comparisons between Charlotte Olympia and Madame Clicquot are clear: both business-savvy women who launched their brands in their mid- twenties, they both embody determination and entrepreneurial spirit; extraordinary women with courage and passion, and with a flair for innovation. The History: La Grande Dame Celebrating the 200th birthday of its founder, La Grande Dame cuvee was launched in 1972. Crafted from eight of Veuve Clicquot’s noblest Grand Cru plots, it pays tribute to Madame Clicquot’s singular vision: representing the peak of the house’s excellence. In homage to this, the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award was created to support and celebrate the achievements of women worldwide. This collaboration is the latest chapter in the celebration of inspirational women, a key value for both Veuve Clicquot and Charlotte Olympia. A celebration of inspirational women, Veuve Clicquot and Charlotte Olympia come together for an exclusive collaboration that sees the designer put her unique stamp on an iconic brand: Veuve Clicquot La Grande by Charlotte Olympia is a special edition of La Grande Dame cuvee, presented in a beautiful gift box designed especially for the house. To coincide with the launch, Charlotte Olympia also presents a capsule collection of shoes and clutch bag, as well as a shoe champagne bar – all of which combine her signature glamour with the elegance of Veuve Clicquot’s heritage.