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To present Lalique’s 2012 crystal collections, the legendary House chartered seven private Orient Express carriages, recently acquired by the French Railways, to celebrate the luxury of travel of yesteryear. Rene Lalique had designed the stunning panels that adorn the interior presidential cars of the original Orient Express train in the early 1900’s. Lalique invited 150 of its top clients and retailers worldwide at attend this once-in-a-lifetime event. During the afternoon, a large-scale press presentation of all Lalique collections were displayed inside the train as editors and journalists sipped champagne from Lalique stems and viewed the crystal nouveautes. Afterwards, the Orient Express pulled out of Paris Gare de l’Est station and headed for René Lalique’s hometown of Aÿ, in the Champagne region. Guests were given the opportunity to visit the exclusive wine cellars of champagne house DEUTZ and taste its precious vintages. A Gala dinner was then served on board the Orient Express as the train headed back to Paris later that night.