Vakkaru Maldives is welcoming internationally-renowned , Australian fashion illustrator and author, Megan Hess, to the resort for the global launch of the third book in her popular The Claris Collection.  This festive season, on 5 and 6 January 2020, Megan will be on the island to unveil Claris: Bonjour Riveria exclusively to Vakkaru Maldives guests.

Surrounded by glistening turquoise waters and luxurious island settings, Vakkaru Maldives will set the scene for Claris’ new adventure in the French Riviera. Guests who pre-book their seats will be the first in the world to receive signed copies of Claris: Bonjour Riviera hot off the press. Furthermore guests will view the unveiling of Claris’ new resort collection by luxury fashion house, Poca & Poca . Guests also have the opportunity to attend an exclusive illustration masterclass conducted by Megan Hess and enjoy a bespoke Megan Hess dessert table.

Megan’s 2006 illustration of the New York Times number one selling book, Sex and The City by Candace Bushnell catapulted her onto the world stage where she began illustrating portraits for the New York Times, Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, TIME magazine and more. Megan’s skills and iconic designs have also been specially commissioned by Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Harrods of London and used in global campaigns for FENDI, Tiffany & Co, Prada, Cartier, Dior, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo and more. She has illustrated live for bespoke fashion shows around the world like Viktor & Rolf, Christian Dior Couture and Chopard at the 2019 Cannes International Film Festival. She has written and illustrated numerous best-selling books, including: Fashion House, The Dress and Coco Chanel, New York, Paris, Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris, Iconic, Elegance and more. Today, Megan Hess is one of the world’s most sought-after fashion illustrators with a revered client list that includes Michelle Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman and most recently Sarah Jessica Parker.

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