Tag Archives: Palais Galliera

Hors du commun

Have you ever heard of Dalida? She was a larger-than-life beauty queen, turned singer, originally from Egypt. I use “Laissez-moi danser” and “Je suis malade” in class and my students are usually rather overwhelmed by all that she was.  Recently, … 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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Five on Friday 8

It’s been a hot week here in France! Nothing makes you appreciate air conditionning quite like the lack of it. As I’m typing this, a cool breeze is coming through the window, and I’m very grateful. Here are my francophile … Continue reading

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Chacun voit midi à sa porte

I’m not one for modern art usually, but I think I’ll make an exception for two exhibits at the Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, both of which are on right now and both will close on August 21. … Continue reading

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Faites-moi tout ce que vous voudriez

When I was in Paris with my students, I sometimes had a few hours free in the mornings while they were in immersion classes. One morning, I went to an exhibit at the Palais Galliera entitled La Mode Retrouvée dedicated to … 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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