70th Anniversary Celebration
It was an enchanting night of music, dance and movement for the Longchamp evening soiree hosted by the Cassegrain family to celebrate the family business’ 70 years of excellence in the Palais Garnier.
Motion was the theme of the night, reflecting on the steady progress made by the House in the past 70 years. Creative Director of Longchamp, Sophie Delafontaine stated that “[motion] is the hallmark of our family: moving forward, innovating, and always seeking to improve.” It then makes perfect sense as to why the House drew on the talents of former Artistic Director at Paris Opera and current Dean of the School of Dance at the Californian Institute of the Arts, Dimitri Chamblas to lead a dance troupe to perform a unique ballet for the magical evening. “It is a permanent challenge for a family business in the hyper-competitive world of fashion that never stops. Movement is a state of mind: the Opera Garnier and the world of dance perfectly illustrate this philosophy,” adds Sophie Delafontaine. The dancers were stationed at every corner of the Opera House, twirling to a mix by music extraordinaire Ariel Wizman.