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Haute joaillerie

A new exhibit has opened at the musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Five hundred pieces of haute joaillerie (oat zjo-eye-er-ee), or “high jewelry” inspired by haute couture created by Van Cleef & Arpels will be on display until February 10, … Continue reading

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S’attribuer le mérite

French baroque architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart was born on April 16, 1646. He was the chief architect to Louis XIV for whom he expanded Versailles from a hunting lodge to a testament to the power of the Sun King.  In Paris, … Continue reading

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