The Qajar dynasty in Iran, more than just warriors

The new exhibition at Louvre Lens, “The Rose Empire” is devoted to the Qajar dynasty, who reigned over Persia from 1786 to 1925, when Reza Khan Pahlavi took over. Four hundred pieces came from 35 French institutions and private collections and twelve countries to describe the world of this family, whose descendants now mostly live in Europe and the United … Read More

Juliette Polac celebrates spring with jewelry

“L’ivresse du Printemps” is a pretty title for a jewelry exhibition and when I met Juliette Polac, the talented designer who has been showing at Naïla de Montbrison‘s gallery forever, I immediately felt happy. She and her daughter Angela Fabre, an actress, discovered the show with me on the morning of the opening. And they were very excited and charming. 

Artists jewels at MAD, not so sensuous!

“Artists’ jewels are like miniature sculptures” said Karine Lacquemant, the curator of the show “From Calder to Koons, artists’ jewels” at MAD. the exhibition is based on Diane Venet‘s fabulous collection, but it also comprises many paintings and sculptures that inspired jewelry. Don’t go there expecting to see magical stones. It is all about shapes.

Martin Margiela, a double bill at Galliera and MAD

I had never bought a Martin Margiella outfit and I went to his Palais Galliera’s retrospective with leaded feet. Well, I was totally mesmerized by what I saw there, the incredible audacity of the Belgian designer who started as Jean Paul Gaultier’s assistant and went on to become women’s designer for Hermès. Musée des Arts Décoratifs newly called MAD, will … Read More

Beautiful architecture for watch straps!

It is quite extraordinary to walk into a new boutique and find oneself immediately happy. This is what good architecture does to a space. And when I heard architect, Boris Cindric explain the mixture of materials he used for the Camille Fournet shop on rue Cambon, I started feeling even more interested. 

Designer Hilton Mc Connico has left us

Hilton Mc Connico started out in Memphis, Tennessee,  where he was born in 1943,  as a debutante dress designer and was lucky enough to meet Grace Mirabella at American Vogue in the 1960’s. She recommended that he move to Paris where he found work with Ted Lapidus. Very soon he was working on movie sets as a decorator and he … Read More

Lucia Echavarría adds magic to our nights!

It’s hard not to be seduced when facing two Colombian beauties who create magical bags. Lucia Echavarria is the designer of Magnetic Midnight, her cousin Cloclo Etchavarria the events organiser with Creo consultants.  The Irachnae bags are made of Iraca Palm leaves wowen in a lace like technique by Colombians in Usiacuri North east of Cartagena. The natural thread takes … Read More

Azzedine Alaïa is honored as a true couturier

On opening day, Sunday, all the models who loved Azzedine Alaïa came to see the show in the middle of Haute couture week end and Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford with her daughter, were moved by this posthumous homage to the great couturier who abruptly died last November. The show runs until June 10 in his headquarters of rue de … Read More