The seven capital vices – pride, envy, greed, wrath, gluttony, sloth and lust – are condensed in objects that are both symbolic and of use: minaudière bags created in collaboration with artist Harumi Klossowska de Rola. In each vice, an animal has been identified, in a composite and multicultural iconography that renews the connection between man and nature conveying a positive message.
The lion is sloth, for example, as well as justice and resurrection.
The cheetah is instead pride, but in ancient Egypt it was associated to regality and recovery.
The owl stands for greed, even though it represents the capacity to see beyond deception.
The monkey is gluttony, but in Japan is also seen as wisdom and contentment.
The ox is characterized by wrath, that symbolizes resurrection and purification.
The snake’s lust is associated to protection and recovery.
The skull, is the indication of pride.
Symbolic animals that become objects to hold in one’s hand.