Le Style en Rose

Topping Rose House hosts Givenchy Plage, a city-to-sand beachwear pop-up.
The capsule beachwear line features a range of ready-to-wear items and accessories. Photo courtesy of Givenchy

By Julia Szabo

If Bridgehampton’s Topping Rose House were a fragrance, it would be Irresistible Givenchy, which contrasts luscious rose and radiant blond wood. This summer, that seductive essence comes alive at the small seaside luxury hotel that’s the ideal venue for a Givenchy pop-up event. For two weeks this month, from July 1 to 14, Topping Rose House will host the unveiling of Givenchy Plage, a “city-to-sand” capsule beachwear collection of ready-to-wear and accessories, inspired by Le Clos Fiorentina, Hubert de Givenchy’s seaside estate in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Expect to be enchanted by refined summer accessory essentials, from his and hers swimwear to a chic, beach-ready raffia basket version of the new Voyou handbag, to statement-making Marshmallow rubber wedge sandals. And, for the quintessential Givenchy tailored touch that’s always ready to be arm candy for any occasion, there’s also a selection of classic G-Tote shoppers.

A raffia basket version of the new Voyou handbag. Photo courtesy of Givenchy

It’s all a fitting tribute to the impeccable style of the maison’s legendary founder. “Monsieur de Givenchy loved Le Clos Fiorentina for its protected, natural beauty and a relaxed elegance,” says the designer’s current successor, Givenchy creative director Matthew M. Williams. “With Givenchy Plage, I wanted to explore that lifestyle through light and color, particularly the pearly pink facades that are so typical of that region.”

Givenchy Plage is inspired by Le Clos Fiorentina, Hubert de Givenchy’s seaside estate. Photo courtesy of Givenchy

The items in this collection are must-haves, whether your beach destination is the Hamptons or Cap-Ferrat, or both. Rounding out the Givenchy Plage capsule are playful and elegant new variations on the 4G Plumetis jewelry line, including a bracelet, earrings and a ring in pink bio-resin with white Swarovski crystals set in 4G prongs. For shoppers who care about transparency, Givenchy Plage marks another milestone: In a first for the house, the selection of swimwear for women and men incorporates a forward-looking approach to traceability. Tags with a QR code detail care and repair information as well as sourcing, materials and life cycle analysis. The pop-up ends on Bastille Day, July 14. Marchons, marchons!

Topping Rose House, 1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton, July 1-14, VIP launch celebration during the Fourth of July weekend; toppingrosehouse.com, givenchy.com