In celebration of the newly released ‘L’Or de J’Adore’ fragrance by Francis Kurkdjian, Dior Beauty hosted a star-studded event full of enchantment to honor the limited edition “Gold Rose” art piece by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. In addition to creating the stunning composition, Dior’s Cultural Gardens Initiative is sponsoring Othoniel’s exhibition “The Flowers of Hypnosis,” which is composed of six new works. Taking place and currently on view at the sensational Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Dior Beauty welcomed an array of celebrities and house friends to the memorable event.
Charlize Theron, Alexandria Daddario, Christian Serratos, Natalia Dyer, Awkwafina, Jesse James Keitel, Julianne Hough, Lucy Hale, Maddie Ziegler, Li Jun Ll, Liza Koshy, Emma Brooks, Thomas Doherty, and Sean Koons were in full Dior and Dior Men attire for the special occasion.
The venue was decorated with custom flatware inspired by “Gold Rose”, created in collaboration with Dior Maison. Guests were served cocktails on the Lily Pool terrace, following an indelible dinner in the Palm House. Tablescapes and installations were created by Othoniel, also inspired by the one-of-a-kind piece. Dior Beauty’s new perfume creation director Francis Kurkdjian embellished the artwork with a special interpretation of ‘L’Or de J’adore’ that subtly aromatized the atmosphere through the tabletop fountains.
“Gold Rose” combines the admirable work of Jean-Michel Othoniel with Kurkdjian’s blissful new fragrance. Taking inspiration from the composition of a real rose, the piece is crafted carefully and beautifully. The artwork is delicately cast in bronze and hand-polished piece by piece before being dipped in molten 24-carat gold. The piece also embodies the theme of Christian Dior’s iconic New Look. The six new works presented in the exhibition reflect Othoniel’s adoration for nature and flowers. The sculptures, crafted in stainless steel and gold leaf, live inside the Garden’s three favored locations; The Lily Pool Terrace, Fragrance Garden, and Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden.
The Jean-Michel Othoniel: The Flowers of Hypnosis exhibition is on view until October 22nd at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, located at 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. For tickets and more information, visit bbg.org.