Last week I attended a conference organized by my school on the relationship between luxury and art. The people around the table included Jennifer Flay, director of the FIAC art fair, and Lorenz Bäumer, a Place Vendôme high-jewelry designer who collaborated with Chanel for nearly 20 years. I found the discussion fascinating as it touched … Continue reading Art and luxury: a necessary relationship?
Today is the last day to catch the Palais Galliera’s ALAÏA, the fashion exhibition of the moment in Paris. 70 pieces of the Tunisian-born designer are on show, retracing his work since the establishment of his brand in 1979. C’est le dernier jour aujourd’hui pour vous rendre au Palais Galliera et voir ALAÏA, l’exposition mode … Continue reading ALAÏA at Palais Galliera
When speaking about a highly-respected luxury brand, we French use the word “maison”, which also means “house” or “home”. How can a company qualify for such an honor? Start with an exceptional “savoir-faire”, a unique expertise with the best ateliers and most luxurious materials. Add to this a history rich with tradition, peppered with technical … Continue reading Cartier, Le Style et L’Histoire at the Grand Palais
Along with La Mécanique des Dessous, Little Black Dress is the other fashion exhibition not to miss in Paris this summer. Curated by Vogue USA contributing editor André Leon Talley, 50 LBDs by prestigious designers highlight the versatility and elegance of the legendary garment. This exhibition was a very pleasant surprise: I loved to observe … Continue reading The Little Black Dress gets its own exhibition in Paris