Jeanne Lanvin’s past glitter

When I walked into the new exhibition of Lanvin dresses at Palais Galliera this morning, Anna Wintour was being taken around by Alber Elbaz, the current Lanvin designer and co- curator of the show, with Olivier Saillard, who runs the Museum of Fashion. It was clever of course to open this retrospective of 90 dresses by the Grande dame de … Read More

Immigrant and famous

From Musée des Colonies, to Museum of African art, to Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration ! Political correctness has won in this beautiful 1930’s building located near Porte Dorée, East of Paris. It has the most impressive hall with mosaics on the wall and a beautifully crafted wooden floor. The building was conceived for Exposition Coloniale of 1931 and it … Read More

Buttons are having a ball

What an extraordinary exhibition curated by Véronique Belloir, on the social role of buttons at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris ! The museum located in the Louvre, bought Loïc Allio’s vast collection completed by 792 worthy pieces by artist Henri Hamm, who used to create buttons for Doucet and Worth during the first World War..