Tag Archives: Christian Dior

En coulisses

Today I got the news that I knew was inevitable, the summer program in Paris where I have worked for a decade will not run this year. As the French economy begins to re-open, there is currently no word on … Continue reading

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Today I had the pleasure of seeing the sublime (soo-bleem)  Dior exhibit at the musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The retrospective marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of one of the most influential couture houses of the 20th … Continue reading

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Le glamour

My move to Massachusetts went as well as it possibly could. Now I even have functioning internet! So, it’s time to get back to the blogosphere. An exhibit that I enjoyed when I was in Paris was Les Années 50: … Continue reading

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Les Années 50

Here’s an exhibit I’ll totally be going to see this summer. The Palais Galliera will be presenting a tribute to French fashion of les années 50 (layz anay sankahnt) or the 50s. I love the couture of this decade: the … Continue reading

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Rive Gauche

French fashion designer Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent was born on August 1, 1936 in Algeria when it was still a French colony. Saint Laurent’s lineage was as long as his full name; in fact, one of his forbearers presided over … Continue reading

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Conter fleurette à

Christian Dior was born on January 21, 1905 in the lovely seaside town of Granville, France. The family lived very nicely from the proceeds of the fertilizer business they owned. His father subsidized the art gallery Dior and a friend … Continue reading

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Les Journées Particulières

If you can be in France on October 15 and 16, 2011 you’ll have the chance to participate in Les Journées Particulières (lay joornay par-tea-coo-lee-air) sponsored by LVMH, the luxury goods conglomerate. This phrase translates as “special,” “unusual,” or “private” … Continue reading

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La belle histoire !

As Fashion Week in New York draws to a close, you may be looking for another sartorial fix. Look no farther than the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History Dressing for the Cocktail Hour. You’ll notice that almost all of the featured … Continue reading

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Avoir un petit goût de revenez-y

Until October 9, 2011, the Grand Trianon at Versailles is host to an interesting exhibit. “Le XVIIIe au goût du jour” juxtaposes 18th century interiors and accessories with modern fashions that reflect the same ethos. From Christian Dior to Vivienne … Continue reading

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Bonne renommée vaut mieux que ceinture dorée

Today I went to the Madame Grès exhibit at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris. The permanent collection at the museum is the sculptures of Antoine Bourdelle. Mme. Grès said, “Je voulais être sculpteur. Pour moi, c’est la même chose de … Continue reading

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