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Accessories brand, Lele Sadoughi debuts collection with The Met

Quintessential accessories brand, Lele Sadoughi has joined forces with The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the launch of a new 33-piece collection.

This marks the brand’s first collaboration in the arts and will see the arrival of hair accessories, jewellery and handbags among other lines.

Each design was inspired by renowned works of art in the Museum interpreted through founder and chief creative officer, Lisa ‘Lele’ Sadoughi’s unique lens.

The introductory range – called the Masterpiece Collection (Volume 1) – includes references to works by Edgar Degas, Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Lele Sadoughi’s iconic headbands are the focal point of the line featuring designs inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Wheat Field with Cypresses, Edgar Degas’ The Dance Class and Claude Monet’s Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies among others.

“Working alongside The Metropolitan Museum of Art for our inaugural Met x Lele Sadoughi collaboration has truly been an honour,” commented Lele Sadoughi. “I believe The Met is the most iconic and beloved New York art institution. I have been fortunate to roam the hallways for decades, and most recently, have taken my kids to visit my favourite pieces of art.

“I feel honoured to have had the opportunity to interpret masterpieces into wearable, three-dimensional art. From hand-enameled, sculptural water lily earrings, to hand-sewn silk floral belts and bags, and screenprinted headbands with still life images, famed ballerinas, and skylines with hand-sewn pearl cloud formations and clusters of crystals, I believe we have created our most collectible collection to date.”

Josh Romm, head of global licensing and partnerships at The Met, continued: “Collaborations are most successful when they are supported by a personal connection to art in the Museum, and The Met x Lele Sadoughi epitomises that. Lele’s passion for The Met is evident in every aspect of the project, and her carefully chosen embellishments call attention to the details that make the original works of art so beloved. Her attention-grabbing designs are sure to spark conversation about 5,000 years of art and we look forward to exploring works across The Met’s 19 curatorial departments for future collections.”

Beanstalk is The Met’s exclusive licensing agency for the Americas, EMEA and Japan.

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