Bal Harbour

Spring 2016

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64 BAL HARBOUR Roger Vivier has a new muse, and she looks a lot like a Bond girl. That's because Camille Seydoux is related to one: Léa Seydoux, who recently starred in the Bond film Spectre, is her younger sister. When Camille dressed Léa in a stunning black and white Elie Saab dress for the 2011 César Awards, the world started to take notice of her perceptive eye and talent for putting a contemporary spin on Hollywood glamour. By the time Blue Is the Warmest Color came out in 2013, Léa had turned into an international film star, and Camille had become one of France's most successful personal stylists. Seydoux's strong individual style and passion for mixing classic and edgy looks drew the attention of Roger Vivier, which approached her to create a capsule collection. Coming up with a starting point was easy, she says: "The first time I really fell for Vivier was at a shoot for L'Officiel. The fashion editor had a little black Prismick that I absolutely loved." The geometric line, first introduced in 2012, spoke to Seydoux's sensibilities for complementary facets in fashion. Wanting to create something contemporary and timeless, she opted for denim. Inspired by the many lives denim has lived over the decades, Seydoux referenced style icons like Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and Jane Birkin for the capsule collection. Her exposure to her mother's tribal African art collection at a young age may have also been a source of inspiration. At 25, Seydoux helped her mother start a gallery in Paris, where she represented African artists. Today, the experience continues to steer her creativity as she confidently blends textures and patterns. Who exactly is the woman Seydoux has created the Denim Prismick collection for? "She's a free spirit when it comes to fashion. She's cool and effortless," says the stylist of the first foray into creating looks for a large audience—rather than her private clientele. "She has attitude. She doesn't follow trends. She likes to mix high fashion with vintage. She likes her clothes to reflect her personality." Included in the collection are platform sandals, ankle boots, sneakers, a shoulder bag, backpack and a mini drawstring bag. Gentle shades of blue follow the traditional, fractured design of the Prismick on the outside, while the interior of the bags and shoes reveal a "little hidden cheekiness" with their playful pink leather. BLUE CRUSH Styling sensation Camille Seydoux creates a denim collection for Roger Vivier. BY SABRINA WIRTH Camille Seydoux wearing Trompette booties from her new Prismick Denim Collection for Roger Vivier; below, the Aumoniere shoulder bag and Plateau sandals from the collection. COURTESY OF ROGER VIVIER

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