Last week, French Beauty House Lancôme was hosting at the Trianon Theatre in Paris a party celebrating its collaboration* with fashion designer Alber Elbaz. More than 1000 top VIPs from the fashion and beauty industry were gathered in a joyful atmosphere, with feathered cabaret dancers and their male counterparts, dashing in tuxedos, mingling to a visibly happy crowd in a theatre entirely dressed in red velvet and glass chandelier for the evening. The highlight of the party was provided by Sharleen Spiteri and Texas, who enchanted and warmed already happy guests up with a selection of their most iconic tunes and some titles of their recently released album. Alber Elbaz and Françoise Lehmann, the newly appointed Lancôme International General Manager, together withNicolas Hieronimus, President Selective Divisions of L’Oréal, greeted on the red carpet an impressive list of guests among which French legend Catherine Deneuve, English actress Gemma Arterton, Chinese screen godesses Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi and Zhang Jingchu, Italian actress Miriam Giovanelli, top models and Lancôme spokespersonsDaria Werbowy and Hanaa Ben Abdesslem but also star photographers Ellen Von Unwerth and Jeff Burton. Fashion designers Giambattista Valli, Lucas Ossendrijver and Valentino's creative pair Maria Grazia Chiuri andPierpaolo Piccioli also attented alongside with Bianca Brandolini, Dolores Chaplin, Liya Kebede, Anne Parillaud, Alysson Paradis, Carine Roitfeld, Anna Dello Russo, Elizabeth von Guttman, Alexia Niedzielski, Benn Northover, Peter Brant Jr, Alysson Le Borges, TR Pescod, Nicky Hilton, Christophe Robin, Miroslava Duma, Cyril Descours, Tim Blanks… All images: © Stéphane Feugère for Lancôme *Unafraid to challenge the rigid codes of luxury, Alber Elbaz restyled some of Lancôme’s most iconic products with unique patterns. Each one of them is given a new couture life – utterly collectable! With red hearts, electric blue stars as well as bright pink polka dots and wide green eyes. Four extravagant atmospheres for Lancôme’s Hypnôse mascaras and palettes. The Lancôme x Alber Elbaz limited-edition collection is available in the most famous department stores across the World.