Clé de Peau Beauté’s 40th Anniversary The Premium Collection.
Coveted Skincare and Makeup Reimagined into Haute Jewelry in Collaboration with Elie Top.
This holiday season, Clé de Peau Beauté unveils a luxurious and coveted collection in collaboration with renowned Parisian jewelry designer Elie Top, rounding off a year of 40th anniversary celebrations for the luxury skincare brand. With the theme of Radiant Sky, and inspired by the celestial bodies above, the limited-edition collection consists of Clé de Peau Beauté’s most sought-after skincare and makeup treasures: La Crème and Lipstick, reimagined in masterwork pieces of haute jewelry perfectly representing Clé de Peau Beauté’s commitment to exquisite craftsmanship.
Having formed the heart of the world’s most luxurious skincare and makeup rituals for 40 years, this exceptional collection represents a celebration of craftsmanship – artistically and luxuriously forged in gold and silver and studded with diamonds. Aptly themed Radiant Sky, the collection is inspired by the illuminating Sun and the soft iridescence of the Moon.
For this collection, visionary designer Elie Top captured the celestial in his mind’s eye, transmuting its light into limited-edition Corps Celeste jewelry: Dazzling Jeweled Sun and Luminous Jeweled Moon to emphasize and elevate the radiance of Clé de Peau Beauté’s own luminaries, the universally-coveted La Crème and Lipstick.
“Bringing their energies together is the key to unlocking infinite radiance,” says Top.
Handcrafted, right from conception, The Premium Collection points towards Clé de Peau Beauté’s commitment towards exquisite craftsmanship. “Drawing by hand helps me feel the connection between humanity and the stars – both are illuminated by the same infinite radiance,” says Top.
Each piece of haute jewelry in The Premium Collection is delicately carved, engraved, polished, set with diamonds, and assembled by hand by highly-skilled artisans in France. Only three complete sets of Clé de Peau Beauté’s 40th Anniversary The Premium Collection can be created using this painstakingly meticulous method each month.
Dazzling Jeweled Sun
The Sun gives the sky radiance. La Crème gives it to the skin. And Elie Top’s Dazzling Jeweled Sun pays homage to both. Top’s artistry merges eighteen-carat gold vermeil and pure, 925-stamped silver to form The Planet Jewelry Box. Inside, suspended like caviar over ice, lies La Crème. Crafted over many days in a time-honed method with highly-concentrated Skin-Empowering Illuminator, this luxurious face cream smooths and firms skin and regenerates natural beauty.
“I imagined La Créme as a treasure, locked inside a safe, and you must find the key to this well-kept secret,” says Mr. Top. The Sun Pendant unlocks The Planet Jewelry Box, revealing the treasure within – La Crème encircled in a 24-carat gold coated plate. The pendant detaches as it unlocks, ready to be worn as an exquisite piece of jewelry. Made from the same gold and silver as The Planet Jewelry Box, The Sun Pendant is studded with an additional 40 diamonds – one for each year of Clé de Peau Beauté’s history. When The Sun Pendant and La Crème are removed, the encasement is transformed into The Planet Jewelry Box.
There are only two workshops in the world capable of creating The Planet Jewelry Box, as the substantially-sized spheres must be molded into just two pieces of pure silver. Once the right workshop was commissioned, it took ten painstaking attempts to achieve a perfectly spherical cast.
Luminous Jeweled Moon
The Moon reflects a soft, diffused radiance. So too does Clé de Peau Beauté’s Lipstick Collection – and the gold plating and diamond pieces that accompany it. The Luminous Jeweled Moon encapsulates Lipstick in 24-carat gold coated plating. The Moon Mirror compact also has a gold-plate exterior, with studded diamonds showcasing the stars and different phases of the moon. Inside, a double-sided, French-made mirror helps make every application perfect. Also inside The Premium Collection’s midnight-blue box are four interchangeable shades of Lipstick. Each contains Light-Empowering Enhancer technology – inspired by diamonds to reflect and diffuse radiance. Lips and skin are enlivened, with an infinite luminosity that appears lit by the moon.