To present Lalique’s latest collections, the legendary House chartered seven private Orient-Express carriages, recently acquired by the French Railways, to celebrate the luxury of travel of yesteryear.The love of travel inspired René Lalique himself when he designed the interiors of the legendary train for the CIWL, the International Sleeping Car Company.
The mythical carriages served as the setting for a morning presentation to the press of the Odyssée collection, which features wild horses and pays tribute to the golden age of travel, along with the new AeroSystem One by Jean Michel Jarre, adorned with Lalique crystal in a limited edition of 999.
Lalique Parfums, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, also presented its new fragrance, “Hommage à l’Homme”.
The Orient Express pulled out of Paris Gare de l’Est station in the late afternoon and headed for René Lalique’s hometown of Aÿ, in the Champagne region.
Guests were given the opportunity to visit the wine cellars of champagne house DEUTZ and taste its precious vintages. A Gala dinner was then served on board the Orient Express as the train headed back to Paris later that night.