FROM BLACK TO SKY FLOOR
In order to honour his craft in a light-hearted way without being anecdotal, Olivier Lapidus conceived the place the way he would have created a fashion show, following different steps, from the suit to the wedding and cocktail dresses. The six floors reflect this creative journey, from the Black Floor with its absinth green sprinkles to the mainly white Sky Floor brightened up with grey blue touches.
Black Floor, first floor. No gloominess here, but on the contrary a chic and sensual atmosphere, with a floor covered with leather panels and barbour-style coated fabric curtains.
Flannel Floor is the name given to the second floor, as a tribute to one of Olivier Lapidus’s favourite material, flannel. Elegant, understated, unisex and timeless. Its lightly masculine strictness is sweetened by the mirrors and a raspberry-coloured wall.
Ruby Floor, third floor. The couturier’s favourite colour offers graceful contrasts and a surprising combination of colours and materials: leather and glass, red and white. These strong dualities are softened by the blue navy tonality of a carpet crafted by Toulemonde Bochart.
Couture Floor, on the fourth floor, is a flashback on the past with its walls covered in metallic panels, like the ones that were in Olivier Lapidus’s childhood room. Pink, blue and green carpeting gives a ying and yang spirit to the place.
Pearl Floor: in the fifth floor, the couturier explores one of the emblematic elements of the words of couture and jewellery: the pearl. Long strings of pearls twirl along the carpeting, the bathroom tiles and the silk curtains.
Sky Floor: the top floor, closest to the sky, brings an end to the fashion show. While the sporty and elegant universe of Lamborghini inspired room 602, the two suites display a shade of aerial blue. Once again, Olivier Lapidus worked on distortion, giving a personal twist to Art Deco furniture, designing patterned carpets and weaving fibreglass curtains, like he did to create his luminous wedding dresses in 1999.
Overlooking Paris’ rooftops, both suites’ terraces are furnished with sleek Kettal furniture and equipped with a Jacuzzi. Protected by a red balustrade, some plants in pots that were designed according to the codes of cosmetics create a surprisingly intimate atmosphere, just like an interlude in time.