Posts Tagged ‘museums’

Paris Museums at Night

There’s something magical and mysterious about museums late at night, the privileged access to the usually forbidden….

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Things to Do in Paris: American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay

Spending a day at the museum is one of the most popular things to do in Paris—even for the Parisians, which means exhibitions are usually […]

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Things to Do in Paris: Vivian Maier Photography Exhibition

Life is sometimes stranger than fiction. The art world sat up when in 2009 the existence and works of Vivian Maier were discovered. A documentary has been made about the life of this maverick, but until then […]

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Paris Fashion: Couture Confidential

A muse inspires and a model flatters. But no woman matters more to Paris fashion than the saleswoman or vendeuse. These elite employees are the direct links between customers and creator. A vendeuse has […]

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Paris Art: The Two Sexiest Shows

For Paris art, autumn is the hottest part of the calendar. But this year, a pair of popular shows is turning up that heat. At Musée d’Orsay, Masculine/ Masculine: The Nude Man in Art pays tribute to […]

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Paris fashion: simply elegant shoe by Roger Vivier

Paris Fashion: Satin and Stilettos

He invented the stiletto, created the coronation pumps for Queen Elizabeth and made sure Dior women were elegant from head to toe. Shoe guru Roger Vivier saw the shoe as a sculpture and treated it like a work […]

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Paris Fashion: A New Museum, a Stunning Show

Finally Paris fashion has a museum all its own! Under renovation for the last four years, Palais Galliera has now reopened with Alaïa. It’s the first French tribute ever for Azzedine Alaïa, who has been making […]

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Paris culture: Crying Girl by Roy Lichtenstein

Paris Culture: The Pompidou Goes Pop!

With record-setting shows of Hopper, Dalí and haute couture, this year Paris culture has seen some blockbusters. Now, we have “Roy Lichtenstein“—the first retrospective of the pop star since he died in 1997. The ultimate American artist, New Yorker Lichtenstein was in love with his nation’s kitsch.

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Paris secrets: panier frame

Paris Secrets: The Stylish Silhouette

The stylish silhouette always ranks high among Paris secrets. Praised by visitors since the 14th century, it now defines how the rest of the world likes to look. But think back to Marie Antoinette’s paniers, the bustles of Impressionist ladies or Dior’s New Look. How were all those centuries of radical shapes achieved? You can find the answer at the Musée des arts décoratifs […]

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Paris epo: La cité de la mode et du design

Paris Expo: The Parisienne of Summer

Just who is the Parisienne of summer? That’s the title of a Paris expo on display throughout la Cité de la mode et du design. All its snaps of Parisiennes at leisure were taken between 1880 and 1960. The show—free to anyone—is a late summer gift, from the civic company that digitizes historic photos. The shots you see come from the archives of eminent Parisian agency […]

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Summer in Paris: cool summer cotton by créatrice Anne Elisabeth

Summer Guide to Paris: How to Survive August

A summer guide to Paris always brings challenges. The hot, humid weather is problematic in itself and it usually arrives after the big vacation exodus. But don’t become an exasperated, red-faced visitor. Here are eight tips to help restore your equilibrium.

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Must-do in Paris: Invalides

Must-Do in Paris: All Museums, Free All Night!

Museum Night (Saturday, May 18) is a thing everyone must do in Paris. This wonderful event is pan-European, but no other capital has so much…

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Paris Art: A Don’t-Miss List

Every spring, the Paris art calendar explodes and it’s always filled with rarities. This year, the Musée du Luxembourg features a survey of Chagall, the Musée Maillol salutes Venetian glass and the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme reveals lost works by a woman war photography pioneer. After a decade of restoration, twenties picture palace le Louxor is also back. If none of these grab you, Paris also pays homage to the late Keith Haring. Details are below but be absolutely sure to book in advance!

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Must-see Paris: Medusa, by Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, at the Musée d'Orsay

Must-See Paris: Fantasy and la Femme Fatale

Do you love old Hollywood horror, film noir and Frankenstein? Are you a fan of gothic fashion? Or do you just relish devils, vampires and…

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Paris fashion: an elegant couture accessory at the Musée Galliera exhibition

Once-in-a-Lifetime Paris Fashion

Paris Haute Couture,” from the Musée Galliera, offers a handpicked bouquet of history’s most stunning fashion. Not only can it be yours—it’s absolutely free. That’s because, like every exhibition at the Hôtel de Ville, the landmark tribute to Paris fashion is open to anyone. Its 100 dresses were chosen from more than 20,000, and the whole show is being sponsored by Swarovski. The Austrian crystals have lent their luster to haute couture since 1895.

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