Posts Tagged ‘Dior’

Shopping in Paris: Dior

Paris Fashion Week inspires some sensational shopping in Paris. The fashion shows themselves are exclusive events reserved for press, celebrities and buyers. Last week, there was a spectacular show in the romantic […]

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Make Dior Your Paris Valentine

Photographer Gérard Uféras knows about fashion. But what he excels at is bringing the curious eye backstage. A former student of legendary French lensman Willy Ronis, Uféras also likes to spend time with a subject. Favorites include the worlds of opera and ballet, but he has now branched out—into fashion. Uféras’s new book Dior: 30, avenue Montaigne is a huge, magnificent tome. It’s also the perfect Paris valentine to couture. In focusing on that metier’s secrets and skills, he has forged a very special portrait.

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The light and citrusy Parisienne, by Yves Saint Laurent.

Pretty Pink Perfumes from Paris

On my last trip to Paris, just a few weeks ago, I made my normal stop at duty free coming home from Charles de Gaulle. It seems that all the big houses are doing lovely pink-colored perfumes. I may perhaps be the last to catch on to this trend. These are most likely aimed at a young ingenue audience, but even in my mid-40s I decided to take a sniff.

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Christian Dior Takes Verbal Eloquence to New Heights in Paris Fashion

Normally, a visit to the Rodin Museum means admiring the sculptor’s most revolutionary works of art: The Kiss; The Thinker; and The Burghers of Calais. But last week, on March 4, 2011, another kind of revolution took place here in the Paris fashion world, one that has rocked the world of high fashion—namely the Dior fall-winter prêt-à-porter women’s fashion show held beneath a cavernous tent put up in the Rodin gardens. What took place was far more radical than Dior’s 1947 New Look.

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The dining room at the Alain Ducasse restaurant at the Plaza Athénée hotel in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris

Luxury Hotels in Paris: Inside the Plaza Athénée

Where better to spend the afternoon than at the fabulous Hôtel Plaza Athénée, where I was lucky enough to be given a tour of the public areas as well as the wine cellar, kitchens and chic accommodations thanks to Travel Onion. Let’s put it this way: this Paris hotel is not too shabby! Julie Hong from Sales and Aude Bourgouin from Press Relations hosted our little tour party and introduced us to the directrice of the hotel, Laurence Bloch, who was just so nice and approachable.

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Channeling Parisian Couture

Didn’t receive your ticket to last week’s haute fashion shows in Paris from Uncle Karl? Perhaps you haven’t got the price of a car to spend on a dress, either. Never fear, our friends at Running in Heels have done the legwork for you, summing up the best of Paris couture and choosing the top department store finds inspired by the shows.

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