February 11, 2012 New York
And production values are what Moncler's Grenoble line has made itself about. Suffice it to say that the company makes very nice, very luxurious down parkas, ski pants, and a few knits. We can't say much more because the performance that ensued—incorporating speed skating, synchronized skating, and on-ice line dancing—made it rather difficult to see the pieces. Still, with spectaculars like these, it'd be Grinch-y to complain. There was a red section, a white section, and a blue section—the French tricolore in action. Old Glory, too. By the second cup of mulled wine, you could start to see the whole thing as an international gesture of good vibes between France (home of Moncler) and the U.S., complete with "Rhapsody in Blue" over the stereo speakers, and after that, a children's choir performing "New York, New York." We haven't seen a Franco-American love letter like this since Lady Liberty.