Tag Archives: Grès

Les doigts de pieds en éventail

I had so hoped to see the Paris Haute Couture show at the Hôtel de Ville when I was in France recently, but no luck. The exhibit doesn’t just feature 100 beautiful dresses that span 150 years of French fashion … Continue reading

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En vogue

The must-see exhibit in Paris this spring is free. The Paris City Hall (Hôtel de Ville) is hosting “Paris Haute Couture” featuring the most beautiful pieces selected from the musée Galliera as well as other prestigious institutions, many of which … Continue reading

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Le culte du corps

A new book by French historian and sociologist Georges Vigarello, La Silhouette, naissance d’un défi, describes the change in the use of the word silhouette in the 20th century. In the 18th century, a silhouette was a portrait cut from paper … Continue reading

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