On June 20th, David Lynch and Dom Pérignon feted the global debut of their limited edition collaboration in Los Angeles with a private celebration curated by the world renowned film-maker/artist which included a performance by The Kills and concluded with a DJ set by Diplo.
The Untitled Magazine‘s Lady Victoria Hervey reported from the event, “The party was not just a party. It was an experience! The collaboration of a prestigious champagne brand and an eccentric film noir filmmaker was a totally unique combination, and made for a brilliant event that we rarely would see in Los Angeles. Dry Ice and a variety of Dom vintages were being served in separate rooms, to a electric crowd dressed “dark”.
The Dom Pérignon Vintages 2003 and Rosé 2000, especially created by David Lynch, were revealed at the event and signed by him on the spot. The party culminated with a private concert by The Kills, who flew in from London for the occasion, and a DJ set by Diplo.
The paths of Dom Pérignon and David Lynch were bound to cross, since both share this same absolute faith for experimentation. They have been exploring the creative force of Dom Pérignon by inventing new forms that express it in surprising and unforgettable ways.
In December 2011, Dom Pérignon unveiled the advertising campaign of the Dom Pérignon 2003 and Dom Pérignon Rosé 2000 Vintages, photographed by David Lynch. It is one of the most inspiring, powerful Dom Pérignon campaigns in which David Lynch combines the mesmerizing, dreamlike beauty of his own universe with the mystery and sensuality of Dom Pérignon’s.
After photographing the bottles of Dom Pérignon and Dom Pérignon Rosé, David Lynch reinvented them. Taking inspiration from his photographs, he has given them a new look in a limited edition, designed and signed by the Californian director himself. This limited edition is the ultimate expression of a fruitful collaboration based on absolute shared trust in the power of creation. “It is a process of tuning in and then through experimentation getting something that expresses the essential nature”, comments David Lynch.
“Dom Pérignon by David Lynch” takes the form of two gift boxes: one for Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003, the other for Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2000. For both, David Lynch designed a shield with different patinas, bronze for Dom Pérignon and almost purple for Dom Pérignon Rosé. Thick and metallic, it is marbled with granite tints, glitters of mica.
Joining Lynch at the event was Richard Geoffroy, Dom Pérignon’s Cellar Master, and guests Thomas Jane, Kelly Osborne, Fran Drescher, Topher Grace, Shane West, Liz Goldwyn, Rachel Leigh Cook, Jessica Szhor, Bret Easton Ellis, Jessica Trent, Marg Helgenberger, Laura Harring, Grace Zabriskie, Alexandre Desplat, Lady Victoria Hervey, Shannyn Sossamon, Herald Perrineau, Zoe Cassavetes, Sky Ferreira, Laura Bickford, Douglas Chrismas, Caroline D’amomre, Lawrence Bender, Io Bottoms, Lena Herzog, Lykke Li, Shamim Momin, Harold Perrineau, Tracey Ross, Eddie Ruscha, Dominique Swain, Piero Golia, Bill Viola, Kiara Bailey, Edi Gathegi, Jessica Jofe, Billy Kimball, Priscilla Woolworth, George Kotsiopoulos, Diva Zappa, Marc Forster, Sheila Shah, Carly Steel, Anthony James, Jake Hoffman, Natasha Lyonne, Bill Block, Cher Coulter, Eric Buterbaugh, Brad Dunning, Andrew Durham, Maya Finnes, Alan Finkelstein, Piero Golia, Chris Hanley, Lara Harris, Peter Kopelson, Jasmin Shokrian, Fuschia “Kate” Sumner who were treated to a unique experiential journey through a labyrinth of spaces featuring the Lynchian touch and playful food pairings created by Jose Andres of Bazaar.
The limited edition Dom Pérignon by David Lynch will be available at fine wine purveyors worldwide starting in October,
Dom Pierre Pérignon was the cellar master and procurator of the Abbey of Hautvillers in Champagne from 1668 to 1715. His life’s work was guided by the single aim of experimenting and innovating to elaborate what he named”the best wine in the world”. Today, each new vintage of Dom Perignon is inspired by the same quest. Fore every vintage it is a new beginning, a reinvention.
David Lynch, born in 1946, is an American Film-maker and is one of the most influential artists of our time. His list of contemporary masterpieces includes Elephant Man (1980), Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), which won the Palme D’or at the Cannes Film Festival, Twin Peaks (1992), Lost Highway (1997), and Mulholland Drive (2001), all films with a somber, strange, dreamlike, surreal atmosphere. Viewers are spellbound by their mysterious power and beauty.