La montreMonday, November 24 2014
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 face of our new clock, and headed chez Castel to dance the rest of the night away.
Ph. Saskia Lawaks for VOGUE Paris
Many thanks to Isabel Marant, KCD Paris and NET-A-PORTER for having me.