On March 22, 2012, at the very heart of Moscow, on Tretyakovsky proezd, an unforgettable light show by Jean Michel Jarre took place for the grand opening of the Lalique boutique.
Guests began arriving at Tretyakovsky proezd at 9:30 pm, anticipating an extraordinary night.
Photographers and journalists were poised at the Arch of Tretyakovsky, welcoming guests as they approached the red carpet, which covered the entire floor of the passageway.
Greeted by the beauty of Lalique crystal products, guests were served toasty mulled wine while listening to music composed by Jean Michel Jarre especially for the event as they approached the boutique, located on Nikolskaya Street, 19/1.
At 10:30 pm, guests were welcomed by Jean Michel and by Silvio Denz, president & chairman of Lalique. During their speech, they shared with guests the inspiration behind their collaborative project – Aerosystem One by Lalique music system by Jean-Michel Jarre and Lalique. It combines the perfection of Lalique design and the ultimate in acoustic technology developed by Jean-Michel Jarre.
Lalique crystal, which decorates this speaker, reveals sparkling jets of water which emerge from the intriguing Masque de Femme, an iconic motif of this prestigious crystal house. This Art-Deco style mask reveals the face of a mysterious woman, with subtle features, surrounded by aquatic wildlife. Like a fingerprint, the face seems perfectly captured in the crystal. To create this piece of work, 13 master glassblowers blow, cut and polish crystal with their expert hands into a design that is so signature of Lalique. The artisans from Lalique have managed to enhance and illuminate the speaker created by Jean Michel Jarre and to raise it to the rank of a true piece of contemporary art.
After the welcome speech and acknowledgements were said, a spectacular light show by Jean Michel Jarre began in a specially built tent in front of the Lalique boutique on Nikolskaya Street.
The guests were treated to snacks and Moet & Chandon champagne.
Among the guests were:
Silvio Denz – President & Chairman of Lalique,
Alexey Dorozhkin – EIC Elle Decoration Russia,
Irina Hakamada – politician,
Catrine de Gliniasty – the ambassadress of France in Russia,
Anton Krasovskiy – TV Presenter,
Ida Lolo – businesswoman,
Ekaterina Volkova – actress,
Mikhail Druyan – promoter,
Eduard Dorozhkin – Chief Editor Tatler Russia,
Irina Tchaikovskaya – blogger Tatler Russia,
Alla Verber – Vice-President,
Fashion Director of Mercury,
Eugenia Linovich – designer, socialite,
Irina Kurbatova – Businesswoman,
Von Vonni – designer,
Peter Aksenov – photographer/ jewellery designer and many others.