As I stepped into the impossibly chic candlelit apartment on rue de Varenne, where a beautiful assortment of painfully cool models, musicians and architects, as well as the world's glossiest journalists, had gathered to celebrate the launch of Isabel Marant's latest it-ccessory, I could not help but wonder what it might feel like to always get things so right.
For her first foray into the world of timekeeping, the Parisian designer imagined a super-sleek, super-discrete watch. The classic style, pictured above, is in fact the replica of her late father's slim-lined timepiece. Soberly dubbed 'La montre', of which 1000 only will be available, it encompasses everything the Marant-girl stands for: timeless, androgynous, with a large dollop of that famous oh-so-French attitude.
And it was not just the celebrated piece that seemed to receive the general seal of approval. The dinner itself—an ode to Thanksgiving with a French twist by acclaimed chef Bruno Verjus—lasted well into the night.
And when the time came to leave, we all pulled our sleeve (attendees had all followed the tacit dress-code that comes with the territory: oversized knitwear paired with loose-fit pants, and a mini or two) over the faces of our new clock, and headed chez Castel to dance the rest of the night away.
Ph. Saskia Lawaks for VOGUE Paris
Turtleneck: Fillipa K || Skirt: Isabel Marant || Shoes: Alexander Wang || Diamond necklace: Marlene Juhl Jørgensen