CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

The marriage of the motor car of the future and fashion

France was the cradle of the Concours d’Elegance in the 1920s and the initiator of these very highlyvalued events in which exceptional cars for the era, often personalised by renowned coachbuilders, were on display accompanied by elegant women wearing the latest fashions created by the great names in French couture.

One of the driving ambitions behind Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille was to revive this glorious epoch by inviting manufacturers and car stylists to display their latest concept cars, the interpretation of the make in question’s future vehicles, by associating them with models in the most beautiful outfits of the fashion houses in a unique parade that has received a rousing welcome from the public. Thus, premium makes like Alpine, Aston Martin, BMW, Bugatti, DS Automobiles, Lexus, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Rolls-Royce and coachwork builders Italdesign Giugiaro, Touring and Zagato unveiled their latest interpretation of cars of the future in the last three Chantilly Concours d’Elegance, sometimes as a premier, associated with couturiers like Giorgio Armani, Balmain, Hugo Boss, Jean-Paul Gautier, Paco Rabanne, Thierry Mugler, Eymeric François, Alexandre Vauthier, Haider Ackermann, etc.

2014
Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Touring
& Paco Rabanne

2015
BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R
& Balmain

2016
DS E-Tense
& Eymeric François

2017
Renault Trezor
& Balmain

2017
Citroën CXPERIENCE
& Yang Li