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 – Concours d’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.
As a special highlight of the event, KEN LINDSAY, CHIVAS’s international Brand Ambassador, will take selected 18 VIPs for an exclusive tasting of CHIVAS REGAL Extra that will be held at the Royal Library showing subtle differences between this latest offering and Chivas 12 years old whisky.
As a totally new part of our happening, this year’s spotlight will be on Belgrade Masters of Excellence – presenting the finest artisans from city of Belgrade. You will meet craftsmen and designers in several areas of luxury, previously unlikely to be seen in these parts of the world. Namely, we will present HOH timepieces created by Jovan Jelic, IGOR SUHENKO’s bespoke shoes, MARUŠKA’s accessories and AQOS, an amazing range of supercars, designed by Sasa Milovancevic, renowned automotive designer.
At the Royal Palace, guests will enjoy the live performance of Belgrade National Theater’s Ballet stars, while the second part of our event will include charity auction followed by the presentation of the Contemporary fashion curated by Lady Cristina Egger, refined jewelry designer Berg, accessories AristoPop, couture show of Francesca Cappelletti brand, and ladies shoes by Fabi. Special accent will be placed on a presentation of famous Maison of cognac-MARTELL, that will reveal a full refinement of this supreme brand, with an exclusive tasting of the legendary Martell Cordon Bleu, the cognac for true connoisseurs.
As of last year, the Contemporary Art segment, created in cooperation with NESOVIC FINE ARTS gallery, presents art-world stars of Southeast Europe hailing from Belgrade. This time, during the gala dinner, the finest artworks will be offered for bidding at the Charity auction benefiting Princess Katherine Foundation.
Saturday, 2. September will be marked by the “Belgrade Classic Car Show 2017”, that will take place at the Belgrade Waterfront, the new home of prestigious „Chivas Concours d’Elegance 2017“ – exhibition of the most beautiful classic cars, to be evaluated by the jury of professionals, selecting the best in different categories.
The contest will include these splendid cars coming from all over Europe:
TIRIAC COLLECTION, exclusively at the 24 hours of Elegance will present its spectacular Rolls Royce Phantom II of 1937, one of few remaining in the world and in top condition
Tuscan collector Gianni Morandi, winner at the Concours d’Elegance in Florence, just a few months ago, will present his beautifully restored Fiat
Concours regular, Franco Lombardi, competes this year with a splendid racer, Ferrari Dino, marking the 70th Anniversary of the iconic prancing horse brand
An amazing Rolls Royce Corniche, a stunning red cabriolet, of renowned Slovenian collectors Saso and Maria Hrovat
In the afternoon, BELGRADE WATERFRONT gallery will host some of the most prestigious luxury brands, showcasing at our „Salon of Excellence“, conference and exhibition, held in partnership with Diplomacy & Commerce magazine and LUXLIFE.rs, with support of ABSOLUT vodka. Prestigious maisons that will take a part are:
CAMPS de LUCA • campsdeluca.com
Prestigious tailors from Paris, masters of bespoke suits – symbols of men’s elegance and Parisian style will be presented by its young patron, Charles de Luca, master tailor
AUBERCY • aubercy.com
Emblematic parisian shoemakers, masters of unique designs and top level craftsmanship will be presented by Xavier Aubercy, owner.
CHIVAS Extra • chivas.com
Ken Lindsay, International Brand Ambassador will share secrets of CHIVAS, one of the finest spirits in the world.
DORMEUIL • dormeuil.com
The amazing selection of the finest fabrics will be presented by Bruno Balzan, regional director
AQOS • aqos.co.uk
The latest developments in the super car design scene will be revealed by Sasa Milovancevic, designer of AQOS, who will present his supercar concept
As a special highlight of the conference we will present Viaggio con Leonardo by KATIA FERRI, who will explain her family’s connection with Leonardo da Vinci.
Joining the elite of international luxury brands and artisans, will be a selection of the finest ones from Belgrade, which we have invited to be part of Belgrade Masters of Excellence showcase.
You will meet JOVAN JELIC, creator of HOH timepieces, IGOR SUHENKO artisan of bespoke shoes and MARUŠKA, creator of hand painted gentlemen ties and scarfs for ladies.
Special guest will also be Sartoria MELINA from Naples, the unique manufacturer of luxury handmade leatherwear, presented by Iolanda Caruso who will show their most exclusive models in crocodile, ostrich and python.
At 5.30 p.m., a special delegation of Amitie Sans Frontieres, humanitarian organization from Monte Carlo, will gather its members from all around the world at the Ladies Hat Contest on the banks of Belgrade Waterfront promenade and Savanova restaurant terrace.
Soon afterwards, in front of Belgrade Waterfront, „CHIVAS Best of Show 2017“, award ceremony of „Belgrade Concours d’Elegance“ will take place with support of numerous fans and enthusiasts of classic car world.
The 24 hours of Elegance – 2017 edition will have its official closing with a spectacular “CHIVAS REGAL Extra – Welcome to the next level PARTY” in the sumptuous ambience of Diva lounge of Grand Casino Beograd, in partnership with Gloria magazine.
Welcome to the “24 hours of Elegance by CHIVAS”, a uniquely prestigious event, which pinpoints Belgrade as an unexpected capital of style and refinement.
Additional information: www.24hoursofelegance.com