This year’s Richard Mille Arts & Elegance at Château de Chantilly kicked off with the inauguration of an exhibition dedicated to Nicolas Poussin‘s “Le Massacre des Innocents” with young singers and dancers leading guests round the park with performances masterfully choreographed by Richard Mille’s Artistic Director Mélanie Treton-Monceyron. In front of the château, guests admired a stunning mise en scène of Salvador Dali’s “Metamorphosis of Narcissus“, whilst inside, a choir sung a moving rendition of “Hallelujah” in front of Picasso’s “Charnier”.
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The automobile rallies were similarly theatrical with close to 800 classic cars competing in the Grand Prix des Clubs. On display were some of the most famous (and beautiful) electric cars in automobile history, from 1899 to the present including La Jamais-Contente from 1899, the first vehicle ever to clear 100 km/hr, and the slick Porsche Mission E. Richard Mille partners Mutaz Barshim, Felipe Massa and Jessica von Bredow-Werndl were spotted admiring the elegant collection of Ferraris on display in celebration the brand’s 70th anniversary, whilst spectators sipped champagne on picnic blankets in the Fiat Fan Club.