France

Montblanc de la Culture M Gilles de Navacelle close-up

Patron of Art Edition 2009 Max von Oppenheim - France

Winner:
M Gilles de Navacelle

Patronage:
The Coubertin Foundation

Jury Members:
Floriane de Lassee
Patrick Frey
Guillaume Galliene

The Event:
the 18th ceremony of the Montblanc de la Culture in France took place on 3rd June at The Fondation de Coubertin, 45 minutes from Paris.

150 people joined the winner, Gilles de Navacelle, for a cocktail from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, followed by a seated dinner. Socialites, press and VIPs were invited to celebrate with the winner in a warm and elegant atmosphere.

Fashion Designer Jean Claude Jitrois, model and actress Sarah Marshall, Harumi Klossowska (daughter of the painter Balthus and a jewellery designer), JC Grangé (writer), Nicolas d'Estienne d'Orves (writer), Guillaume Galienne (actor) and many other nominees and jury members attended the event.

The caterer was Potel and Chabot, and the decor was white and fuchsia, including fuchsia hydrangeas.