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2010 December 16

Exhibiting in Paris

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Ed Alcock for The New York Times
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(PARIS) Interested buyers with 23 million Euros to spare might be eager to take in the latest exhibition at the Galerie Yvon Lambert, “Later,” featuring American photographer Louise Lawer’s snaps of the Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé rue de Babylone residence before the furniture and art objects were dismantled for the 2009 Christie’s auction, dubbed the “sale of the century.” The property, a 5,600 square foot duplex with a private garden, is currently listed with Christie’s Great Estates and has been rumoured to have attracted the likes of French presidential couple Nicolas Sarkozy and his model/musician wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Louise Lawer’s intimate images focus on the rare and elaborate objects from the Saint Laurent, Bergé collection, including furniture, floral arrangements, and art works. “Later” by Louise Lawer runs from December 9 – January 15. Galerie Yvon Lambert, 108 rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75003, Paris.

Paris wouldn’t be the same without the Christian Lacroix, the flamboyant couturier forced to shutter his house in May 2009. Back with “The Orient of Women, seen by Christian Lacroix,” Lacroix has brought an artistic view to a selection of clothing and objects from the Middle East. The exhibition pays tribute to women artisans and their tapestry and needlepoint work, featuring stunning gowns from Bedouin tribes from Northern Syria as well as traditional costumes from across the region. We can think of more than one fashion designer who will want to take a peek! “The Orient of Women, seen by Christian Lacroix,” runs from February 8 – May 15. Musée du quai Branly, 37 quai Branly, 75007, Paris.

Hubert de Givenchy called her one of his “geniuses,” now the Musée Galliera, currently undergoing extensive renovations until 2012, has organized their first extra-mural exhibition, entitled “Madame Grès, couture at work,” to be held this Spring at the Musée Bourdelle. The exhibition will mark the first time a Parisian retrospective has been dedicated to the work of Madame Grès, born Germaine Krebs, who dressed everyone from Marlene Dietrich to Nan Kempner and Jacqueline Onassis. Madame Grès, known for saying “I want to be a sculptor. For me, working with fabric or stone is the same thing,” influenced a generation of fashion designers, including Azzedine Alaïa and Valentino; Richard Avedon and Guy Bourdin photographed her signature sculpted dresses.“Madame Grès, couture at work” runs from March 25 – July 24. Musée Bourdelle, 16 rue Antoine Bourdelle, 75015, Paris.


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