I write about this because of Lanvin's new collection of jewelry named Les yeux d'Elsa (Elsa's eyes).
This is the title of a poetry book written by the great poet Louis Aragon. Elsa Triolet was his wife and his muse. She was Russian and he wrote for her the most beautiful verses.
Les yeux d'Elsa
Tes yeux sont si profonds qu'en me penchant pour boire
J'ai vu tous les soleils y venir se mirer
S'y jeter à mourir tous les désespérés
Tes yeux sont si profonds que j'y perds la mémoire
Elsa Your Eyes
your eyes so deep I stoop to drink I’ve seen
all the bright suns assemble here to preen
seen the despairing all plunge in to die
your eyes so deep I lose my memory
(translation by Timothy Ades)