The majestic castle appeared in two James Bond films, Thunderball (1965) and Moonraker (1979), inspired Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette to throw extravagant parties and served as headquarters to Louis XIV in Versailles. The Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte has featured in 50 movies over the past half-century since it was opened to the public in 1968. Built from 1658 to 1661 by Nicolas Fouquet, an ambitious courtier, it was a source of envy for King Louis XIV. Feeling that his glory was being outshone, the Sun King took cruel revenge on Fouquet.

The extravagant chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte recently inspired Lebanese designer Ziad Nakad to shoot his Couture Collection Spring/Summer 2021 and to invite women all over the world to enter this magnificent architectural masterpiece. The castle and Ziad Nakad’s couture share similarities – they are elegant, opulent and majestic.


Birds of Love, the Spring/Summer 2021 Couture Collection by Ziad Nakad, features magnificent gowns full of symbols and colours. The young couturier has designed a very feminine, sexy and slightly frivolous collection that gives the Ziad Nakad woman the possibility to regain the carefree life of yesterday, flying away from Beirut, a rich cultural city that was bruised by recent events.

The dresses are majestic, transparent, airy, the ostrich feathers mingle with silk and lace. All pieces are entirely hand-embroidered in the designer’s atelier in Beirut.

Lockdown has given time to time … The wedding dress required three months of work, or three months of escape … to create a masterpiece worn by a modern queen.


Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, would have been delighted to wear the sumptuous dresses by Ziad Nakad. Enter the Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte near Paris and discover the couture collection Birds of Love.

Many scenes of the hit TV show Versailles were shot at the Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte.

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