Naïla de Monbrison, a world of “sculpted” jewels

  Next year, Naïla de Monbrison will celebrate thirty years of her jewellery gallery located place du Palais Bourbon. She was one of the first in Paris to celebrate contemporary jewellery and to treat the pieces she sells like art objects. At the moment she is showing Italian goldsmith Giampaolo Babetto, who sculpts gold with genius.

Ohko Ishida, a sculptor of hats

One evening, I received a very excited phone call from art curator Daniel Marchesseau. He was standing in a gallery rue de Seine, in front of a myriad of sculptural straw hats and wanted me to come and see them straight away. Which I did of course the next morning. And here they are… « Le coup de chapeau », … Read More

“Fashion forward”, three centuries of fashion

I must say I never suspected, when I recently had dinner with Olivier Gabet, director of Musée des Arts décoratifs, that his exhibition of « 300 years of fashion », would be as pretty and as much fun as it is. The first rooms of 17 th to 19 th century are ravishing, with a very special decor created by … Read More

Barbie is still a star

Barbie-foot or Royal wedding, Barbie remains the plastic sex symbol that a generation of girls were forbidden to own because she was too sexy and had a boyfriend. What I discovered in the new exhibition at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, is that she had many boyfriends over the years, parents, cousins and best friends, and that she even was not … Read More

Noureddine Amir sculpts dresses

To celebrate ten years of exceptional exhibitions at Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, in the famous avenue Marceau house where Saint Laurent created his Haute couture, Pierre Bergé chose Noureddine Amir, a Moroccon sculptor-couturier. In the fall 2017, the space will become the Yves Saint Laurent museum.

At Galliera, Comtesse Greffulhe still impresses the crowds

« This is the first ever exhibition of fashion recorded in litterature », says with great pride, Olivier Saillard, director of Musée Galliera in Paris. The collection of dresses worn by Comtesse Greffulhe, born Princesse de Caraman Chimay, is the largest of the museum of fashion of the City of Paris, and Marcel Proust and Robert de Montesquiou mentioned them … Read More

In 2016, I can’t wait for…

If you remember the luxurious costumes of Atys by Lully created by Sir William Christie at Opéra Comique in 1987 or at BAM in New York in 2011, you will enjoy the costume exhibition, “Barockissimo” at Centre National du Costume de Scène, in Moulins, from April 9 to September 18. For its 10 th anniversary, this very original museum in … Read More

Hunting, shooting, giving

Last minute shopping for Christmas, can be done at Artumès, on Faubroug Saint Honoré, where tweeds, cachemire scarves and cute mugs mix in a very luxurious shop. Opened by the Drach, Father and sons, it has become the classical men’s store for soft Portugese woolen jackets, Scottish socks, hand painted china with shooting themes and fun cocktail parties all year … Read More