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
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.
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
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
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
A new bag for the New Year? Delage, the leather company created by Philippe de Vilmorin has just opened a shop on 26 place du Marché Saint Honoré, two blocks away for deceased Colette. The name comes from the famous car company loved by Minstinguett and other celebrities in the roaring Twenties, the quality of the leather is directly inherited … Read More
In January, Sam Szafran will be showing his wonderful paintings at Claude Bernard’s gallery starting on Wednesday January 17th until March 3, 7/9 rue des Beaux Arts. Olivier Saillard who has left Palais Galliera, will be producing an exhibition on Azzedine Alaïa‘s career on January 21, in the late designer’s gallery, 21 rue de la Verrerie. And on January 21, Georg … Read More
What I liked best at Yves Saint Laurent’s new museum on 5 avenue Marceau is the view from his studio. Not that it is particularly beautiful, it’s just a Parisian courtyard with a view of the sky, but to be in the room where this genius of fashion created most of his magical collections, just moved me enormously. For the … Read More