French for "star," ÉTOILE also means "a principal dancer in a ballet company."
ÉLYSÉE is inspired by the harmony and balance of Neoclassical art and architecture and uses modern silhouettes to accentuate the figure and contour the shape of the body. The Brand Name is derived from the Ancient Greek word "Elysium", meaning a place or state of perfect happiness. Timeless and gorgeous, our lines are sure to amaze.
ÉLYSÉE was founded and is headquartered in Southern California, with offices and retail partnerships around the world. Their gowns are sold exclusively through premium authorized retailers and are never sold online.
Christopher Russell and Mark Russell joined the company as Artistic Directors of ÉLYSÉE in February 2020. They are well known for their exceptional ability to create sumptuous and opulent gowns reminiscent of the golden age of European Design. Chris and Mark have over 15 years of experience at some of the world’s leading Bridal and Eveningwear houses, creating a unique and influential Design Aesthetic that has resonated with Brides around the world. They spend several months in Paris each year drawing inspiration from the city’s rich history of decorative arts and design as well as the latest trends in modern fashion.