The Faubourg Saint Honoré is the hip street to visit…

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Faubourg Saint Honoré has definitely become more hip these days with contemporary art galleries joining Talabardon et Gautier and Galerie de la Présidence, Sotheby’s and the Canadian Cultural center. The flower shop Lachaume which moved from rue Royale some years ago has even become good again and Nathalie Obadia opened a new show of Collin Sekajugo,  an artist from Uganda … Read More

At Yves Saint Laurent, “Gold” is slim

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When Pierre Bergé was still alive, he always had fabulous ideas for the Yves Saint Laurent Museum and we saw, a few years ago,  extraordinary exhibitions of Moroccan jewelry and David Hockney’s first iPad drawings in 2010. Now it gets harder to be fascinating with just the collections of couture even though they are fabulous. “Gold, Les Ors d’Yves Saint … Read More

Kimonos and Mardi gras costumes at Musée du Quai Branly

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At Musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac, an exhibition of 19 th and 20 th century kimonos is illustrated with great prints in teh small first floor galleries (until May 28) while Mardi Gras costumes from New Orleans, decorate the ground floor galleries (until January15). Both shows are a fireworks of color which warmed me up on a recent freezing … Read More

Running around and enjoying it…

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I was very happy at the prospect of seeing Marc Boisseuil‘s new boxes at Pierre Passebon‘s and when I spotted a huge crowd in galerie Vero Dodat, I was a bit surprised… Well there were two openings at the same time and the other one was of actress Isabelle Adjani‘s dresses in her period films like La Reine Margot and … Read More

At MAD, the 1980’s reign

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Former minister of culture Jack Lang was visiting the exhibition with a following of admirers and I am glad I started the visit in reverse, escaping all the politics of the Mitterrand years which are the prologue to the show. Instead, I immediately ran into the heart of the subject, the craziness in design, fashion and advertising of the 1980’s … Read More

Frida Kahlo is an inspirer at Musée Galliera

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“Beyond Appearances” is how the brilliant Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), is presented in the bottom floor, curved galleries at Palais Galliera until March 5, 2023 and the 200 pieces flown in from Casa Azul in Mexico City are really magical at reviving her dramatic life. These personal effects, jewelry, dresses, medicine, make up bottles, family pictures, were placed under … Read More

Schiaparelli is shockingly good at MAD!

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Sophie Lemahieu is a lucky curator. For her recent arrival at MAD, she gets to open “The Surreal world of Elsa Schiaparelli” exhibition in the middle of  Couture week when the cream of the cream of fashion journalists and stylists are in town. And what a show! Those of you who saw Thierry Mugler’s retrospective last year will find some … Read More