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Bollinger: James Bond’s Champagne
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Bollinger: James Bond’s Champagne

It is with great pride that we celebrate the 40 years of partnership between Bollinger and James Bong, a homage to the friendship born in 1971 between my father, Christian Bizot, and the producer of James Bond, Cubby Broccoli” says Etienne Bizot, CEO of Bollinger.

Icons of Art and Icons of Luxury: When the first Remodels the Latter
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Icons of Art and Icons of Luxury: When the first Remodels the Latter

In 2001, he invites the artist and designer Stephen Sprouse to revamp the emblematic canvas of Louis Vuitton. In a few strokes of colourful graffiti with quasi-exaggerated movements on the monograme, the duo entered both the universe of luxury and another all while placing street art at the pantheon of the coolest practices of the beginning of this century.

The Aston Martin DB3, The Racing Car
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The Aston Martin DB3, The Racing Car

Heavy and under-powered, the car took second, third and fourth places in Silverstone in 1952. Unable to fulfill David Brown's wish, Aston Martin remained far behind the Type C Jaguars. During the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a few months later, it was a disappointment; the three cars gave up the race. However at Goodwood that same year, an hour before the end of the first British night race, the DB3 won the race with Peter Collins and Pat Griffith at the wheel.

Sarah Bernhardt, Actress, Cocotte and Fashion Icon
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Sarah Bernhardt, Actress, Cocotte and Fashion Icon

At the age of 15, the Duke of Morny introduced her to the world of theatre. The man behind the founding of Deauville sets his eyes on Sarah Bernhardt - the first great international actress. Her count? More than 120 roles. It is said that she invented the “star” status; that she initiated countless extravagances in clothing, which today have become commonplace in women's fashion. She was a woman that inspired women of the time but also those of the times that followed.

Ruinart Champagnes and the Blancs de Blancs Icon Dress Up For Christmas
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Ruinart Champagnes and the Blancs de Blancs Icon Dress Up For Christmas

It is in 1729, at the highest of the Lumieres revolution that the Sillery vineyard, south-east of Reims, became that of the Ruinart maison. In 2018 it is the very same vineyard that the Brazilian artist Vik Muniz spent long hours finding inspiration. “My relationship to images is not quite related to the history of art but more to memory” describes the artist.