Le Pliage represents all the best qualities of our company — French craftsmanship, quality, modernity, style, and elegance. — Jean Cassegrain

Longchamp-3D-coverTuesday night, Longchamp along with Assouline and artist Sarah Morris hosted an evening of all that is Longchamp Le Pliage. Inspired by the Japanese art form origami, Le Pliage can be folded, unfolded, and refolded again without ever creasing. Its durability, ease of storage, meticulous craftsmanship and variable style options has kept it honored and desired since its birth 20 years ago.

But back to the event! Displayed like works on a podium sat two very different Le Pliage collections. On one side lived Jeremy Scott’s Le Pliage – very in your face, 90s club kid, and loud – while the complete opposite, by Sarah Morris, stayed mild mannered and exotic on the other side. And hanging from the ceiling like a crib mobile was Le Pliage installation of solid colored handbags melding both design characteristics together.

Along with the collaboration by Sarah Morris, Tuesday night marked the launch of Assouline’sLe Pliage by Longchamp. A book showcasing the iconic bag in all its styles throughout the years. P.S. Both items make the perfect holiday gift for the woman, or man, that knows great design. Just a little hint for those looking to make this holiday gift extra special.