Fashion designer Valentino Garavini has announced plans to open a fashion museum outside of Paris.
Get THE FULL STORY HERE on where to find him and all his fashion friends like Gywneth Paltrow!
The cat’s out the bag: American sisters and local Parisian expats Bianca and Sierra Casady (AKA CocoRosie) will be the hot-band-to-watch performing at Prada‘s New York fashion week party tomorrow night. It’s not a Prada first for the girls, who were also featured on the Spring 2006 runway soundtrack created by Frédéric Sanchez. Those of us in Paris shouldn’t feel left out however, on February 14th Bianca Casady will be celebrating the opening of her art-meets-fashion-meets-everything-else tea room called Mad Vicky’s Tea Gallery! Mariage Frères beware!
Mad Vicky’s Tea Gallery, 3 rue Nicolet, 75018 Paris, M° Château Rouge
One of fashion’s most beloved super stars will be opening his show “Perfect Stranger” tonight at the Almine Rech Gallery. Hedi documents the scene at this years Festival de Rock at Benicassim; photographing bands, sets, and many, many, rocked out fans!
“Perfect Stranger” by Hedi Slimane, Nov. 29th, 2007 – Jan. 5th, 2008, Galerie Almine Rech, 19 rue Saintonge, 75003 Paris, 01 45 83 71 90, M° Arts et Métiers or Filles du Calvaire
A fun behind the scenes look at the Richard Prince collaboration at Louis Vuitton for Spring/Summer 2008. Enjoy! x
Above, Richard Prince logo handbag with Henny Youngman jokes.
Normally I’m not that interested in Louis Vuitton handbags, even the past artistic collaborations, but I really like the look of next season’s Richard Prince bags unveiled recently during Paris Fashion Week. Prince is a mega-star in the world of contemporary art, and has never failed to skirt controversy with his rephotographed images, some say bordering on copyright infringement and certainly questioning the hallowed concept of artistic originality and authorship (normally a major concern at luxury houses worldwide, especially Louis Vuitton). While Marc Jacobs is obviously very clued into the art scene, I think a Richard Prince collaboration at Vuitton is certainly a very cheeky and entertaining concept deserving notice, comment, and probably even a little welcomed criticism.
Everyone’s favourite shop (or maybe just mine…!) Hermès, located at the famous 24, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, is getting ready to kick-off their new extended shopping space with a 24 hour party which starts at 8 pm on October 23rd. There will be dancing and musical performances throughout the night, which leads into breakfast and shopping the next day. While there’s no official stance, who’s to say that getting your favourite sales associates a little bit tipsy might not help with your advancement on the Birkin waiting-list (hey, it’s worth a try isn’t it? 😉 )
More artistically inclined clients will want an invite to the opening of H Box, the new itinerant art show by Hermès, which will open at the Centre Pompidou on November 28th. The show will run to January 5th, and features the work of artists like Alice Anderson, Yael Bartana, Sebastian Diaz Morales, and Dora Garcia; all exhibited within a massive space-pod-like structure designed by the artist-architect Didier Fiuza Faustino!
Hermès, 24 rue du Fbg St-Honoré, 75008 Paris, 01 40 17 47 17, M° Concorde or Madeleine
H Box from Nov. 28 2007 – Jan. 5 2008, Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris, 01 44 78 12 33, M° Rambuteau or Hôtel-de-Ville
Yesterday I paid a visit to the newest exhibition at the Fondation Pierre Bergé / Yves Saint Laurent to view Yves Saint Laurent: Théâtre, cinéma, music-hall, ballet; a look at Saint Laurent’s contribution to the worlds of stage and cinema. I was incredibly pleased to be up close to so many classic pieces of haute couture, including the famous dress Catherine Deneuve wears in Belle de Jour. My guide Pascal lowered his voice to point out the one and only piece of mere ready-to-wear allowed in the exhibition: a strapless dress worn by Isabelle Adjani in Subway.
Complete with video interviews, sketches, film extracts, and photographs; this is a fascinating glimpse into the inspirations of a fashion genius.
Yves Saint Laurent: Théâtre, cinéma, music-hall, ballet Oct 4th 2007-Jan 27th 2008
Fondation Pierre Bergé / Yves Saint Laurent, 5 avenue Marceau (entrance 3, rue Léonce Reynaud), 75116 Paris, 01 44 31 64 31, M° Alma-Marceau
Not many people may have noticed Courtney Love’s attendance at the Rick Owens défilé on Sunday evening. That’s because it was already over by the time she arrived! And this on top of most shows starting notorious late! Let’s hope she can get it straight for the Rick Owens vernissage at Galerie Philippe Jousse ce soir. Owens tries his hand in furniture design, no doubt, to incredible results!
Jousse Entreprise, 18 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, 01 53 82 13 60, M° Mabillon or Odéon
Above : murals by Valery Chtak; Below : collection of objects by Alexandre Brodsky © Louis Vuitton images
It’s not every day that Russia comes to the Champs-Elysées, so if last night’s “Moscopolis” vernissage was any indication, having received the royal Vuitton welcome, Moscow is here to stay (or at least until December 31st!). You don’t need to grab your furs for this exhibition, but the air is defintely fresh, as the Espace Louis Vuitton exhibits 11 Russian artists who will transport you through their unique vision of the capital.
Espace Louis Vuitton, 60 rue de Bassano, 75008 Paris, 01 53 57 52 03, M° Georges V
Since the beginning of September Colette and Rendez-Vous Magazine have been hosting a themed cocktail every Wednesday at the water-bar. Tonight join their ciné-evening with special guests Olivier Panchot and Clémence Poésy!
Colette, 213 rue St. Honoré, 75001 Paris, 01 55 35 33 90, M° Tuileries
There seems to be no end to the latest Marc Jacobs furor, however the designer himself is gearing up for one of the most revealing personal insights ever, as the guest-editor of Visionaire’s upcoming Private edition. Sponsored by Louis Vuitton, and to be sold in a limited-edition gold monogrammed case; Marc Jacobs and Visionaire co-founder Stephan Gan, have called on a bevy of beautiful people to pose nude for their pages. Celebs include Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Mariah Carey, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, and Selma Blair; along with the usual tops like Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Jamie Dornan, Daria Werbowy and Natalia Vodianova. Jacobs himself appears in one of the last spreads, and according to a Visionaire staffer, were not retouched!
I shudder to think of a world without Repetto! – no respite for your sore tootsies after an evening of dancing, the panic to find some other flats that look impossibly chic in a matter of seconds, and an end to toe cleavage! Thankfully we don’t need to envision a world without them, which gives us all the more reason to celebrate their 60th anniversary! To mark the occasion 60 artists, dancers, designers (like Jean-Paul Gaultier) and actors (like Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Gainsbourg) have each designed a custom pair of shoes, which will be exhibited in their rue de la Paix store from September 27th! (an avant-première was also available at the salon du prêt-à-porter). Additionally, Colette will also be selling the famous Brigitte Bardot flats starting September 20th! I hope to be first in line! 😉
Repetto, 22 rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, 01 44 71 83 20, M° Opéra
Also Mademoiselle in the City is back in the newest issue of London’s Chic Today magazine! Check it out at:
CONCAVE, 2006 by Éric Baudart
Collection Ginette Moulin / Guillaume Houzé / Courtesy Galerie Chez Valentin
Keen to make your shopping experience a bit more cerebral? Starting tomorrow Galeries Lafayette launches Antidote 2007, an exhibition featuring the work of 10 contemporary artists-to-watch. This year’s galerie has been completely redesigned by competition-winner Pascal Grasso. A must-go!
Galeries Lafayette, 40 blvd Haussmann, 75009 Paris, M° Chaussée d’Antin or Havre-Caumartin