Artists, merchants, designers, architects: Last Friday night, they were all in an intimate setting, at the heart of the flea market of Saint-Ouen. Diptyque, the mythical house known for its heady fragrances, celebrated the third edition of its collection 34 with The Socialite Family. It is a number used like a symbol, since it revives the spirit of the first boutique of the founders of the brand. Christiane Goutrot, an interior designer, Desmond Knox-Leet, a painter, and Yves Coueslant, a theatre decorator and manager, had decided in 1961 to join their artistic sensibility into a gleeful kaleidoscope. From astonishing finds of furniture fabrics – the specialty of the 34 rue Saint-Germain at that time – to the creations of wax and fragrances: their unique spirit has been perfectly transposed that night. Diptyque creations did more than accessoirizing the place with their radiant presence; they also gave a unique atmosphere to the Diptyque x The Socialite Family party. It was secret, precious even, and undeniably timeless. It was an enchantment that smelt roses from Grasse in May, or the osmanthus, an Asian white flower with its thousand scents. The guests were able to contemplate their silhouettes laughing and dancing between two swings of the flames from the candlesticks. It was a theatrical scenography, even baroque, perfectly in keeping with the setting. The house of the art merchants Odin and Archibald, sort of a half-oddity half-bazaar, lent itself into this ephemeral poetry with a great pleasure. It was a very special night with unexpected creations. People are asking for more!
Credits : Eve Campestrini @thesocialitefamily