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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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Cinéma d’art et d’essai

Brussels-born director Agnès Varda was born on May 30, 1928. Her mother was French and her father was a Greek refugee. She studied photography as the Louvre but was interested in getting into film. Her first film, La Pointe Courte, … Continue reading

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Prêt-à-porter

Today I saw the Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Exhibit at the Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent in Paris. I must admit that after having seen the huge YSL retrospective at the Petit Palais last year, this show was … Continue reading

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Il ne faut jamais dire “Fontaine, je ne boirai pas de ton eau!”

My home until the end of July is a summer program just seconds from the south-west corner of Le jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gardens). Some days are so busy that this may be the farthest I get from the program, … Continue reading

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