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Dom Pérignon Metamorphosis by Iris van Herpen

On the eve of New York Fashion Week, Dom Pérignon champagne announced its collaboration with fashion designer Iris van Herpen - Dom Pérignon Metamorphosis by Iris van Herpen.

The Champagne house revealed a limited edition champagne for the 2014 year end; Cocoonase, an über-premium, made-to-order piece of art designed by Iris van Herpen; and an exclusive series of gift boxes by the fashion designer for Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004.

The new limited edition centers upon metamorphosis - the changes to a wine over time and signifying the closure of one period, or vintage, and the birth of another.

In Cocoonase, Iris van Herpen was inspired by the importance of the time taken in crafting the Dom Pérignon vintages: the agility and speed needed to pick the best grapes at their peak of perfection versus the wine’s many potent years of active maturation. Cocoonase highlights this duality of time to underscore the singularity of Dom Pérignon wines.

“The name Cocoonase references the butterfly which softens her cocoon shell before she goes into her next stage of metamorphosis,” said Iris van Herpen. “This piece of art houses Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004, symbolically nestled inside of the cocoon structure, and its fine ribs and lines represent a one-way passage out. Cocoonase acts as a shield that protects the Dom Pérignon bottle as it prepares for its metamorphosis.”

The Iris van Herpen  designed limited edition series of bottles and gift boxes for Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004, uses many shades of green on the carton and label “as a reflection of the soul of the wine, and its intensity, depth and complexity”.

5 September 2014 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor