The Royal Palace of Belgrade and the Belgrade Waterfront development hosted the 9th edition of the finest classic car and culture of excellence event in Southeast Europe.
24 hours of Elegance by CHIVAS, presents Camps de Luca
City of Belgrade will host the 7th edition of the finest classic car and culture of excellence event in Southeast Europe, the „24 hours of Elegance - Concoursd’Elegance& Salon of Excellence”, from September 1-3, in partnership with Belgrade Waterfront, Grand Casino Belgrade and in synergy with Serbian Federation of Historic Vehicles (FIVA Member).
The event is chaired by its founder Alex Djordevic of DeGorsi Luxury consulting and will be held under the patronage of the Royal Family of Serbia.
24 hours of Elegance by CHIVAS, is an international event dedicated to the prestigious brands, synonymous with supreme quality of manufacture & craftsmanship of details. Guests will share their passion for classic cars, elegance, style and refinement.
The opening gala will take place at the White Palace, on Friday, September 1, 2017, in presence of Their Royal Highnesses, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, with the unveiling of MASTERS OF EXCELLENCE exhibition, presented by the renowned ARBITER magazine. This year’s edition is dedicated to the Parisian style championed by supreme maisons, renowned for their artisanship, such as CAMPS de LUCA bespoke tailors from Paris, superb bespoke shoemakers AUBERCY, the finest handmade leatherwear by Melina of Naples, and the exclusive cloth makers DORMEUIL. The gala is held with support of G.H. MUMM champagne.
CAMPS DE LUCA
Camps de Luca is a French tailor with Italian and Spanish origins established inParissince 1969. This family business creates bespoke men’s suits in the tradition of its two creators, Joseph Camps and Mario de Luca.
Living Heritage Company, Camps de Luca works day after day to perpetuate the Art of bespoke at the service of elegance.
Mario de Luca learned his profession alongside his uncle who was a tailor in Atina, a village in the Abruzzo region. In 1948, he opened his first workshop in place Voltaire, before moving to rue St-Honoré and avenue Franklin Roosevelt, in Paris. In the 1960s, he joined the Group of Five, well-known tailors who presented their collections together twice a year.
It was through this group that he met Joseph Camps, famous for his technique, talent for innovation and teaching skills. Today, a large number of tailors still consider themselves heirs of his school. From the moment they met, Mario de Luca and Joseph Camps understood how their styles were complementary.
In 1969 they founded the Camps de Luca workshop in place de la Madeleine, which has become a landmark for connoisseurs. Thanks to this great partnership and friendship, they soon headed a team of 40 people and produced more than 1,000 suits a year. In 1970, Marc de Luca began his apprenticeship. He was 16 and loved the atmosphere of the workshop, where patience and precision reigned. He spent 12 years learning the trade: the assembly techniques, the making of patterns, and later the fittings, decisive moments in the creation of a suit.
Every Sunday morning was his cutting session with master Joseph Camps; every day he made and unmade suits under the eye of the other tailors and his father. In 1982 Marc de Luca became a Master Tailor and took on his first client. By coincidence, it was also the year his second son Charles was born. Charles would become his student 20 years later
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