"La Voyageuse" - Hilton Paris Opéra
"La Voyageuse" is an exceptional headpiece designed by DONIA ALLEGUE for the Hilton Paris Opéra. It is now exposed in the Hilton's Grand Salon.
It is handcrafted in more than 10 meters of tulle and semi precious red and green jewels. These stones are a wink to the pillars of the Grand Salon.
THE INSPIRATION: "I was fascinated by the history of the "Hilton Paris Opera", formerly known as the "Grand Hotel Terminus", which was built to host travelers from all around the world visiting the 1889 World's Expo. That expo - which showcased the Eiffel Tower - was a major event as it was celebrating the centenary of the French Revolution. A strong symbol! When I discovered the secret window overlooking the Grand Salon, I let my spirit travel through centuries to plunge into this epoch: the "Belle Epoque"! An era which celebrated appearance but also gave birth to feminism. It is through this journey that I imagined this exceptional piece, taking inspiration from some of the architectural details of the hotel and adding a touch of French exoticism. I imagined a headpiece inspired by the paradoxes of that time: rigidity of the cap and flexibility of the tulle, ostentation of the gold and dissimulation under the long veil, opacity and transparency of the materials. "
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