Well-heeled Francophiles honor lifestyle publishers at Le Bilboquet

Martine and Prosper Assouline
Martine and Prosper Assouline (Photo credit: Michael George)

Yesterday evening the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) presented Martine and Prosper Assouline, co-founders of Assouline Publishing, with its third annual Art de Vivre Award.

Assouline, for the uninitiated, prints coffee table books that “are objets d’art with a beauty and point of view that make them essential for discerning collectors.” The publisher’s roughly 1,400 volumes focus on art, architecture, design, fashion, food and wine, photography, travel, and luxury lifestyle.

The event began with a cocktail reception in the FIAF Gallery at 22 East 60th Street, and continued with a dinner at Le Bilboquet next door.

François Chateau, a partner in Dentons’ New York office and former Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lycée Français de New York, presented the award.

FIAF’s Art de Vivre Award, established in 2014, recognizes influential leaders from the luxury, food, wine, and fashion industries for their outstanding contributions to the promotion of the French art of living.

The 2016 Art de Vivre Award Event Committee included Stephanie Binder-Elbaz and Benjamin Elbaz, James G. Brooks, Jr., Emmanuel and Christina Di Donna, Martha Flores Longoria and Jérôme Lhote, Jeanne and Alexandre Leviant, Eric Mourlot, Jordan and Jason Phillips, Marie-Noëlle and John Pierce, Leah Pisar-Haas, Lesley and David Schulhof, Amelia and Mortimer Singer, David G. Tisch and Tetyana Pilyukova Tisch, Clémence and William von Mueffling.

Check out scenes from the event below:

Left to Right: Marie-Noëlle Pierce, Emmanuel di Donna, Lesley Schulhof, John Pierce, Adrien Meyer
Left to Right: Marie-Noëlle Pierce, Emmanuel di Donna, Lesley Schulhof, John Pierce, Adrien Meyer (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Marie-Monique Steckel, Adrien Meyer
Left to Right: Marie-Monique Steckel, Adrien Meyer (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Ala Wales, Peter Brook, Monica Chartouni, Richard Tutino
Left to Right: Ala Wales, Peter Brook, Monica Chartouni, Richard Tutino (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Marylin Gauthier, Nathalie de Gunzburg, Pauline Brown, Charles Cohen, Christy Ferer, Gilles Bensimon
Left to Right: Marylin Gauthier, Nathalie de Gunzburg, Pauline Brown, Charles Cohen, Christy Ferer, Gilles Bensimon (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Charles Cohen, Christy Ferer, Gilles Bensimon, Olivia Flatto
Left to Right: Charles Cohen, Christy Ferer, Gilles Bensimon, Olivia Flatto (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Olivia Flatto, Phillipe Ségalot, Cecilia Attias, Prosper Assouline, Clo Cohen
Left to Right: Olivia Flatto, Phillipe Ségalot, Cecilia Attias, Prosper Assouline, Clo Cohen (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: James G. Brooks, Jr., Clémence von Mueffling, Thierry Despont
Left to Right: James G. Brooks, Jr., Clémence von Mueffling, Thierry Despont (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Prosper Assouline, Martine Assouline, François Chateau
Left to Right: Prosper Assouline, Martine Assouline, François Chateau (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Emmanuel di Donna, Lesley Schulhof, John Pierce, Christina di Donna
Left to Right: Emmanuel di Donna, Lesley Schulhof, John Pierce, Christina di Donna (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Marie-Monique Steckel, Prosper Assouline, Martine Assouline, François Chateau
Left to Right: Marie-Monique Steckel, Prosper Assouline, Martine Assouline, François Chateau (Photo credit: Michael George)
Adrien Meyer, Mortimer Singer, Marie-Noëlle Pierce, Emmanuel di Donna
Adrien Meyer, Mortimer Singer, Marie-Noëlle Pierce, Emmanuel di Donna (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Olivia Flatto, Phillipe Ségalot, Cecilia Attias, Prosper Assouline, Clo Cohen, Charles de Gunzburg
Left to Right: Olivia Flatto, Phillipe Ségalot, Cecilia Attias, Prosper Assouline, Clo Cohen, Charles de Gunzburg (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Marie-Monique Steckel, François Chateau
Left to Right: Marie-Monique Steckel, François Chateau
Left to Right: Marie-Noëlle Pierce, Emmanuel di Donna, Adrien Meyer
Left to Right: Marie-Noëlle Pierce, Emmanuel di Donna, Adrien Meyer (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Marilyn Gauthier, Nathalie de Gunzburg, Charles Cohen
Left to Right: Marilyn Gauthier, Nathalie de Gunzburg, Charles Cohen (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Adrien Meyer, Martine Assouline
Left to Right: Adrien Meyer, Martine Assouline (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Mortimer Singer, Marie-Noëlle Pierce, Emmanuel di Donna, Christina di Donna, Lesley Schulhof, John Pierce
Left to Right: Mortimer Singer, Marie-Noëlle Pierce, Emmanuel di Donna, Christina di Donna, Lesley Schulhof, John Pierce (Photo credit: Michael George)
Adrien Meyer
Adrien Meyer (Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Samantha and Nabil Chartouni
Left to Right: Samantha and Nabil Chartouni (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Thierry Despont, Martine Assouline
Left to Right: Thierry Despont, Martine Assouline (Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Céline Mazières (FIAF VP Membership), Maguie Nougue-Sans, Eugénie Iseman
Left to Right: Céline Mazières (FIAF VP Membership), Maguie Nougue-Sans, Eugénie Iseman (Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Starlite Randall, Jean-Christian Agid
Left to Right: Starlite Randall, Jean-Christian Agid (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Prosper Assouline, Thierry Despont
Left to Right: Prosper Assouline, Thierry Despont (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Thierry Despont, Martine Assouline
Left to Right: Thierry Despont, Martine Assouline
Prosper and Martine Assouline
Prosper and Martine Assouline (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Mortimer Singer, Alexandre Assouline
Left to Right: Mortimer Singer, Alexandre Assouline (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Martine Assouline, Marie-Monique Steckel, Guest
Left to Right: Martine Assouline, Marie-Monique Steckel, Guest (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Sophie Sebaoun, Céline Mazières, Maguie Nougue-Sans, Eugénie Iseman, Jérémie Patrier-Leitus
Left to Right: Sophie Sebaoun, Céline Mazières, Maguie Nougue-Sans, Eugénie Iseman, Jérémie Patrier-Leitus (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Charles and Clo Cohen
Left to Right: Charles and Clo Cohen (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Martine Assouline, Marilyn Gauthier, Olivia Flatto, François Chateau
Left to Right: Martine Assouline, Marilyn Gauthier, Olivia Flatto, François Chateau (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Susan Gutfreund, Guest
Left to Right: Susan Gutfreund, Guest (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Marie-Monique Steckel, Prosper and Martine Assouline
Left to Right: Marie-Monique Steckel, Prosper and Martine Assouline (Photo credit: Michael George)
Cecilia Attias
Cecilia Attias (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: François Chateau, Prosper Assouline, Marie-Monique Steckel, Thierry Despont, Martine Assouline
Left to Right: François Chateau, Prosper Assouline, Marie-Monique Steckel, Thierry Despont, Martine Assouline (Photo credit: Michael George)
Antoinette Botarelli
Antoinette Botarelli (Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
Delphine de Causans
Delphine de Causans (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Christina and Emmanuel Di Donna
Left to Right: Christina and Emmanuel Di Donna (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Nefissa and Christophe Attard
Left to Right: Nefissa and Christophe Attard (Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Marie-Monique Steckel, Cecilia Attias
Left to Right: Marie-Monique Steckel, Cecilia Attias (Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to Right: Martine Assouline, François Chateau
Left to Right: Martine Assouline, François Chateau (Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
Left to right: Mortimer Singer, Marie-Noëlle Pierce, Emmanuel di Donna
Left to right: Mortimer Singer, Marie-Noëlle Pierce, Emmanuel di Donna (Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
Nathalie de Gunzburg
Nathalie de Gunzburg (Photo credit: Michael George)
Barbara von Bismarck
Barbara von Bismarck (Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)
(Photo credit: Michael George)