The truth behind Nimue Smit’s lavish couture editorial, styled by Jillian Davison and Christine Centenera for Harper’s Bazaar Australia December 2011 is enlightening. Victor Demarchelier’s sumptuous choice of location for ‘Lady of the House’ is an elegant Parisian town house on the Seine. No ordinary residence, it contains a restaurant called Lapérouse, 51 quai des Grands Augustins, 75006.
The setting is opulent, writes Edwina McCann for Vogue Australia. The pedigree of the restaurant includes not only historical figures George Sand, Victor Hugo and Emile Zola. Rumor has it that French politicos today continue to dine at Lapérouse with very close friends. So intimate are the private rooms and velvet couches that only a pull of a cord will bring staff to one’s dining table. How French!