• Lexus LC 500 luxury coupe to appear at the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille on Sunday, September 4, accompanied by a model dressed by leading fashion designer Jørgen Simonsen.
  • The LC also to be exhibited at the Paris motor show from September 29th
  • Start of European sales scheduled for spring 2017.

Brussels, Belgium - The LC, Lexus’ new luxury coupe, will continue its European debut tour (#LCOnTour) in France this Sunday, September 4th, participating in the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille *.

The LC will be one of the main features in the Concours d’Elegance, the highlight of the event. Adding extra exclusive appeal to its appearance, it will be accompanied by a model wearing a dress created especially for the occasion by leading fashion designer Jørgen Simonsen.

"When designing the dress, I took inspiration from the Lexus LC," says Simonsen. "Its high-quality materials and colour, speed and power, its finishes and emotional shapes: all these resulted in ultra-feminine yet contemporary, bold yet sensual shapes."

Simonsen is also the creator of the dresses the Lexus hostesses will wear at the Paris motor show. The young Danish designer has already gained rich experience with several major French and Italian fashion houses, working with celebrated couturiers John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander McQueen before becoming artistic director for Versace and Valentino. His creations have attracted prestigious clients, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Elizabeth Taylor, Olga Kurylenko, Nicole Kidman, Marisa Tomei and Michelle Rodriguez.

The Chantilly date is the latest in a series of prestigious appearances for the LC in Europe, its tour itinerary having taken in events in Spain, at the Nürburgring in Germany and the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, and in Belgium.

Following its participation in the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille, the LC will again be in the spotlight in France, featuring on the Lexus stand at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris from September 29th.

The LC, Lexus’ flagship coupe, will be launched in spring 2017 with two powertrain options. The full hybrid LC 500h will feature a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine and Lexus’s all-new Multi Stage Hybrid System, engineered to deliver a more direct response for genuine high performance. The LC 500 will be equipped with a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine coupled to a new 10-speed automatic transmission – a world first for a luxury vehicle. The LC is the first model to be built on Lexus’ all-new GA-L platform, designed to deliver a much sharper and more refined driving experience.

* www.chantillyartsetelegance.com

** http://jorgensimonsen.com