Tag Archives: Cristobal Balenciaga

Hubert de Givenchy

At the summer program where I work in Paris, we frequently have the children of famous people among our students. I’m generally pretty blasé about the star power, but one connection did get my interest. We had the great-niece of Hubert de … Continue reading

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Le vêtement était sa religion

What would Paris be without an exhibit dedicated to fashion? This one is quite unusual; the fashion museum, the Palais Galliera, is presenting Balenciaga: L’Oeuvre au noir at the Musée Bourdelle. The Bourdelle is the former studio of sculptor Antoine Bourdelle … 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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The beautiful musée Galliera has been closed to the public since 2009 for renovations, but its staff has kept busy presenting exhibits hors-les-murs (or lay mewr), or “outside the walls.” Last year, I saw the terrific Madame Grès exhibit, held … Continue reading

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