The new Zolotas boutique located in the prestigious 8th arrondissement of Paris, 3 rue de Miromesnil /fbg Saint-Honoré, celebrated its official opening (on Thursday December 1st) with a glamorous ceremony.

The President of the House Marianne Le Clère-Papalexis, and the CEO & Artistic Director, Georges Papalexis, welcomed their honorable international guests, among them, personalities known for their great contribution to the Modern History of Greece and France.

The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Greek Embassy, for the presentation of “CALYPSO” the new ZOLOTAS charm collection for 2017. Every year, the charm collection is dedicated to charity for a noble cause. In Greece, The Zolotas House has been supporting the association ELEPAP for the past 10 years.

After the Ambassador’s Mrs. Maria Theofili greeting, Georges Papalexis announced the commitment of ZOLOTAS to charity in France, supporting the noble cause of SIDACTION, a major French association that is raising awareness and collecting charitable funds to fight HIV. The beloved French actor and Vice President of SIDACTION Mrs. Line Renaud expressed her gratitude towards ZOLOTAS for the kind donation to SIDACTION.

The distinguished guests had the pleasure to enjoy the starring actress Stefanie Capitanides, appearing as Calypso and reciting verses of the poet Makis Malafekas with an orchestral accompaniment of cello and flute.

The opening and reception attended among others, the President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the former Minister Jean-Pierre Chevènement and his wife Nisa, a famous sculptresse, entrepreneurs such as George Panayotis, Olivier Mellerio, Bruno Delaye, Philip Tsagkridis, His Eminence of France Metropolitan Emmanuel Adamakis and many celebrities including Andrea Ferréol, Laurie Cholewa, Sandra Zeitoun and Tomer Sisley.

 

1895: The birth of a modern myth

In neoclassical Athens of 1895, at the foot of the Acropolis, at Aiolou Street, a 21-year-old son of merchants from Spercheiada, Lamia, lays the first stone of what will soon become the most historic jewelry house in Greece. After completing his brilliant education in famous ateliers of Paris, Efthimios Zolotas returns home with acquired experience proportional to his talent and ambition. His vision: to create a new Greek house of jewels with prestigious reception and service, offering the Athenians the masterpieces of European standards. At once the ZOLOTAS House charms the high society of Athens, making the historic first store at Aiolou Street the meeting point of all the Athenian elite.

 

 ZOLOTAS Stores:

Paris 3, rue de Miromesnil / Faubourg Saint–Honoré, Paris, 75008 Tel.: +33 (0) 1 71 18 32 68 e-mail: info@ zolotas.fr

Athens 10, Panepistimiou Ave. 106 71, Athens Tel.: 210 – 3601272 e-mail: info@zolotas.gr