UNDERCOVER EAUX: Faux fur flew at Undercover’s party for its first scents Wednesday night, as the label’s designer Jun Takahashi treated guests to a live demonstration of his doll-making skills.
L’Eclaireur’s Rue de Sevigné store was a flurry of teddy bears, lace, light bulbs and wire, which Takahashi transformed into a three-foot high creature in under an hour. “I’m no good at performing in public,” the designer confessed afterward. His brand’s new vintage-style fragrances, called Holygrace and Holygrapie, were done in collaboration with Comme des Garçons and are due out in May.
The scents were inspired by dolls, his longtime hobby. Next up for Undercover is a candle with Cire Trudon. Meanwhile, L’Eclaireur’s owner Armand Hadida demonstrated his latest toy, “I Lock you,” a handy metal device to attach a bag to a chair or a bike to thwart would-be thieves. “This is the invention women have been waiting for,” declared Hadida, adding he plans to tap fashion houses to create customized versions of the accessory.