Beauty and Creative Freedom: Frédéric Malle in Conversation with Brigitte Lacombe and Lolita Cros - 92Y, New York

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Beauty and Creative Freedom

Frédéric Malle in Conversation with Brigitte Lacombe and Lolita Cros
Frédéric Malle, Brigitte Lacombe and Lolita Cros

Join French perfume expert, publisher and aesthete Frédéric Malle, in conversation with famed French photographer Brigitte Lacombe and independent curator Lolita Cros, for a masterclass in beauty and total creative freedom to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle.

Malle’s new book Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle: The First Twenty Years—published by Rizzoli New York this October to mark the brand’s twentieth anniversary—is a necessary addition to the libraries of industry masters. This volume is an exploration of the inspirations and vision of one of the great protagonists of contemporary perfume.

2020 marks a historic date for the house: twenty years of audacity and creativity. Twenty years of shifting paradigms in the exacting world of perfumery. In Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle: The First Twenty Years, Malle offers readers an intimate glimpse into his brand's saga and shares the stories behind four of his most successful scents in graphic-novel form.

Born into the world of perfume (his grandfather was the founder of Parfums Christian Dior), Malle's deep knowledge of scents and his radical vision of perfumes led him to establish Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle in 2000, a house for perfumers where fragrances are conceived as haute couture creations. At a time when the self-service sale of perfumes was on the rise, Malle chose to open a boutique that would provide a luxurious setting for the perfumes he “publishes” with the world’s greatest perfumers. Malle’s determination has been to champion the art of perfumery itself, granting perfumers total and complete freedom to create, furnishing them with exceptional raw materials and releasing all boundaries and constraints, restoring the art of perfume making to its former glory.

Don’t miss the chance to hear this intimate conversation about Frédéric Malle’s quest for beauty and total creative freedom—in celebration of an authentic, audacious, exacting, and rich brand.

Learn more about Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle: The First Twenty Years and purchase from Rizzoli New York.

Learn more about Frédéric Malle.

Experience Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle at one of their New York Boutiques, 898 Madison Avenue & 94 Greenwich Avenue or LA Boutique, 8417 Melrose Place.

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Frédéric Malle

Frédéric Malle was born into a French family of industrialists, artists and perfumers …

Brigitte Lacombe

French photographer Brigitte Lacombe is known for her influential and revelatory portraiture …

Lolita Cros

Born in Paris, Lolita Cros is an independent curator living and working in New York City …

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