Moët & Chandon and L’Officiel joined forces to celebrate a common centennial milestone: the 100-year anniversary of Grand Vintage Collection 1921, a masterpiece of wine excellence, and a century of style at the iconic French fashion magazine founded in 1921. Moët & Chandon’s Cellar Master Benoît Gouez and L’Officiel editor-in-chief Marie-José Susskind-Jalou together welcomed personalities from the worlds of fashion, art, design and music for an evening of wine, style and memories at the Château Moët & Chandon, where fine vintage champagnes from the past century came together with fashion staples that have redefined style in the last 10 decades.
Gracing the sparkling evening with their presence were trailblazing American supermodel Pat Cleveland and her daughter Anna Cleveland, Italian socialite Bianca Brandolini D’Adda, designer Ora Ito, artist Daniel Buren, fashion designer Nicola Lecourt Mansion and Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas. The star-studded soirée was highlighted by a live musical performance by the Parisian garage-rock band ‘Film Noir’, fronted by siblings Joséphine and Alexandre de la Baume.
Grand Vintage Collection 1921 is a legendary, 100-year-old champagne crafted at the dawn of the roaring 20s that has since become a treasured symbol of Moët & Chandon’s winemaking savoir-faire. It was born the same year that L’Officiel set off on its own epic journey from a chronicle of the burgeoning fashion industry in Paris to a global powerhouse at the crossroads of fashion, art, culture, style and design.
“Grand Vintage Collection 1921 is an example of the balance and concentration that expresses the spirit of the Roaring Twenties: a certain carefree-ness and a lot of joie-de-vivre,” says Benoît Gouez, Cellar Master at Moët & Chandon.
Blended exclusively with grapes from a single year’s harvest, Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage champagnes tell the singular story of a specific year and are created around the Chef de Cave’s freedom of interpretation. Every time a Grand Vintage is released, it becomes part of the House’s Grand Vintage Collection, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious collections of vintage champagnes celebrating the ultimate in winemaking excellence and savoir-faire.
“We are thrilled to join Moët Chandon to celebrate the 100th anniversary of L’Officiel to mark how far we have come as fashion magazine that has helped to launch so many fashion careers but also as a voice of cultural change that has united global communities around our core values of creativity, know-how and excellence,” says L’Officiel Publisher Marie-José Susskind-Jalou.
As the evening called for an extraordinary culinary experience, three Michelin-starred French chef and Moët & Chandon brand ambassador Yannick Alléno was invited to pair his audaciously experimental and modern cuisine with a selection of the Maison’s exceptional vintage champagnes from the years 2013, 2004, 1985, 1952 and 1921. His contribution to the evening’s culinary delights was nothing short of exceptional, hitting a particularly high note with the “Air Volaille” Bresse-style chicken infused with yellow wine and flavored girolle, gracefully paired with the elegant Grand Vintage Collection 1921.
ABOUT MOËT & CHANDON
Founded in 1743, Moët & Chandon contributed to introduce champagne to the world by offering a range of unique wines for every occasion. From the iconic Moët Impérial to the Grand Vintage Collection, from the extroverted Moët Rosé Impérial to the innovative Moët Ice Impérial, each champagne dazzles and delights with bright fruitiness, an enticing palate and an elegant maturity. Since its founding, Moët & Chandon has been a champagne of choice to celebrate historical moments or private moments of great personal importance. For each of life’s memorable moments, Moët & Chandon has a style of champagne that marks the moment, and makes it truly unique.
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