Lilicoptère; a helicopter designed for a queen

Lilicoptère, a helicopter designed for a queen; at least that is what Lisbon-based artist Joana Vasconcelos claims Marie Antoinette the iconic yet ill-fated queen of France would travel in, were she alive today. The Bell 47 helicopter is very ostentatious (and very pink) decorated with ostrich feathers and rhinestones while the interiors have intricate woodwork, swarovski and gold with custom upholstery embroidered with Marie Antoinette’s initials. The sculptural installation was part of the artist’s 2012 solo exhibition at the Palace of Versailles.

Lilicoptère by Joana Vasconcelos

Lilicoptère by Joana Vasconcelos

Lilicoptère by Joana Vasconcelos

Lilicoptère by Joana Vasconcelos

Though the Lilicoptère is definitely luxurious and looks made fit for a queen, what is with the Pink? I find white and gold or even deeper shades like purple and deep red more luxurious, unless I am missing out on something and Marie Antoinette favoured pink. Anyway, what do you think? Would you like to travel in this Lilicoptère? And if you were to design it, what colour would you chose?

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