Diane Kruger, Martell’s ambassador for the cognac house’s 300thanniversary, has unveiled 2015 Martell France 300 List. Worldwide search led by Martell Cognac and L’Officiel magazine, and spearheaded by the 39 year old internationally-acclaimed actress and former fashion model identifies the 300 most exciting French talents whose combined global, cultural contribution epitomises French Art de Vivre in the 21st Century. The 300 talents are handpicked from the world of gastronomy, art, mixology, entertainment and fashion. Martell’s global research reveals that French Art de Vivre is viewed as an integral part of today’s society across the world as over 80% of the 6,521 people surveyed worldwide agreed that French Art de Vivre is an inspiring lifestyle.Diane Kruger hopes that by exploring this list and learning about these amazing talents, we can learn more about what French Art de Vivre means today, and perhaps live it a little ourselves! She added, “Having spent much of my time living in France and working with so many great talents, it is so wonderful to work on a project that gives people some well-deserved recognition and shows how they are having an impact on French culture on an international scale.”
The fashion talents from the Martell France 300 list include the likes of Alix Petit, designer of the Heimstone brand in Paris along with Linda Mai Phung from Saigon and Manon Tiano-Mailleux from Hong Kong. France is known worldwide for its stylish inhabitants and it seems French Art de Vivre has also had the biggest influence on the chic and elegant nature of fashion across the globe.
The Martell France 300 project also features a cluster of French gastronomes taking off in Asia, including avant-garde French chef Paul Pairet in Shanghai, Master Chef of France, award-winner and author of several top Asian cookbooks, Didier Corlou, luxurious artisan chocolate makers based in Vietnam, Vincent Mourou & Samuel Maruta as well as Club Gascon chef, Pascal Aussignac, from Toulouse.Know more about the rest of the innovative talents and experience your own French Art de Vivre here.