Interview with Kilian
What were your objectives for Le Rouge Parfum?
To create a collection that allows women to find their perfect red in gorgeous, scented lip colors—for lips that make a woman feel daring and elegant and the same time.
Why launch a range of lip color as KILIAN’s first foray into make-up?
My goal has always been to offer women beautiful weapons of seduction and strong shields of protection at once. Red lips are iconic and express a timelessness and sophistication that is a KILIAN aesthetic signature.
And why a collection of only reds?
Red lips are just so powerful! They are also one of the most universal weapons of seduction in all cultures.
How is Le Rouge Parfum lip color collection in sync with KILIAN’s values and heritage?
Le Rouge Parfum is the next logical step in my ambition to make perfume visible. The senses of smell and taste are intimately linked so, in a way, the scented lipsticks also make this connection visible.
What cultural references represent for you “the perfect red lip”?
One that immediately comes to my mind is the movie poster of Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation of Vladimir Nabokov’s book, Lolita. Sue Lyon as Lolita sucking on a lollipop with her heart-shaped glasses… irresistible!
How do you want women to feel wearing Le Rouge Parfum?
In full possession of their seductive powers yet protected at the same time. A woman with the right red is invincible!