Special Projects

Collaborations are a cornerstone of the Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle brand.

Frédéric Malle collaborates with each architect, designer or artist in the same way he does with perfumers, with an approach grounded in mutual respect and total creative freedom.

Alber Elbaz : A Portrait by Frederic Malle

I discovered Alber Elbaz’s work in the 90s, when Pierre Bergé appointed him head designer of Yves Saint Laurent. I saw in Alber what I now see in my perfumers: an ability to modernize the classics for a new generation.

Jakob + MacFarlane 13, rue des Francs Bourgeois

I have always loved Jakob + MacFarlane for its work in the restaurant Georges at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The restaurant remains, to this day, a futuristic fantasy, perfectly unexpected.

Steven Holl
94 Greenwich Avenue

I sought in 94 Greenwich what I seek in my perfumes: a space that could stand the test of time; a future “classic”, as it were. This ambition called for a space that was both at one and at odds with its area, that both drew on the past and looked to the future.

Dries Van Noten : A portrait by Frédéric Malle

It seems to me that the enveloping warmth of Dries Van Noten’s aesthetic – enriched with embroidered Indian motifs, scenes from 18th century engravings, and stark color contrasts – springs not only from harsh Belgian winters, but also from the country’s history as one of the great trade hubs in the days of empire. Thick textures, colorful prints and Indian spices introduced a kind of domestic comfort that is now inherent to Flemish life and to Dries’ designs.