Art in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.” Oscar Wilde

Discreet audacity in the service of the chic

Photo © Frédéric Lucano The intimate boutique of Avril Gau can be found in the quiet street of rue des Quatre-Vents. “The shop is tiny, a bit tucked away, but it’s our favorite, explains the designer smilingly. Either you stumble across it or… you really go looking...

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A2Z Art Gallery: Émeric Chantier

Émeric Chantier, Move, mixed media, 180 x 65 x 32 cm – 2017 © A2Z Art Gallery   Vegetal reflections Since its creation in 2009, the A2Z Art Gallery seeks to reveal new young talents of contemporary art. From June 17th to July 29th, hurry to discover Emeric...

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Louis Vuitton and Jeff Koons: art in sharing

By working with the iconoclast Jeff Koons, one of the most famous contemporary artists, the creator of the Inflatable Rabbit –made in stainless steel in 1986– and the Balloon Dogs, considered by most collectors as one of the emblematic works of the end of the 20th...

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Hermès: when nothing but luxury will do

The former piscine of the Lutetia, a real Art Deco treasure, has been home to the 1,500 m2 Hermès concept store since 2010. The main staircase, the mosaiques, and the “diving board” where you can have tea with a view over the former basin, are really worth a visit....

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Repeat: the cashmere fashion

On 1st September, the Swiss-Dutch cashmere brand, Repeat, opened its first Paris store on boulevard Saint-Germain, indicating its strategy of developing its own-brand distribution network in France.

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A2Z: Art in its purest form

Hom Nguyen in front of his canvas at the exhibition “Sans Repères” at the Hong Kong gallery until 20/12/16 29F, N°33 Des Vœux Road, Central, Hong Kong.   In the artistic heart of Saint-Germain, the A2Z Gallery is a cultural bridge between Asia and Europe: a place...

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Louis Vuitton: the art of travel

© LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER – STÉPHANE MURATET The divine House is born! It’s almost natural that, after nine months of gestation, and under the leadership of its architect, Peter Marino, Louis Vuitton unveils its new face to Parisians and tourists from all over the...

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Christian Lacroix’ original sketches

Under the large atrium of the sublime brand, sun is shining at Christian Lacroix! The new line of sunglasses is flirting, the famous pillows are adorned with flowers and mixed colourful shoes are fulfilling their Californian dreams alongside silky beach towels by the...

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Vuitton, a unique concept opening mid-September

Photo © LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER / Stéphane MURATET When it’s the work of Louis Vuitton’s (Céline’s, Chanel’s, Dior’s, Guerlain’s, Bulgari’s as well) iconoclastic star-architect Peter Marino, currently in charge of the redesign of the brand’s shop in Saint-Germain, one...

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Victoire, another idea of fashion

What have Inès de la Fressange and Jodie Foster in common? They are both fond of Victoire! It must be said that the opening of the first store, in the 60’s, on the eponymous square, sounded like a small revolution. Because Victoire is no less than the first prestige...

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Galerie Nicaise, art and literature modernity

Pierre, voracious reader and with a past within the Imprimerie Nationale, together with Antoine, the gallery owner’s son, have managed to make us travel in one place. “No boundaries in Art” as Victor Hugo used to say, add “talent” and you are precisely at the right...

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The workshop Visconti and the rising sun

Following passion as a compass, Sigrid de Montrond, manager of the renowned Atelier Visconti, located in the eponymous street, was guided towards the Pacific Ocean. That is how her interest in the land of the Rising Sun came about, little less than a year ago, when...

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GALET, exceptional French loafers

Going by the name of “French loafers”, the House Galet is a world of canvas, exotic leathers, suede and pony skin style and models that you’ll discover at this stylish label from rue de l’Odéon. By reinterpreting the classical shape of the slipper, with the great idea...

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Bernardin, authentic elegance

Open since last September, the Bernardin store has quickly established itself as a men’s elegance fashion hotspot in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. From classics (John Smedley or Stetson) to the best designers (A.B.C.L Japan or Arpenteur), the range is wide at the image of...

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Sandra Biloé, when art is fashionable

Sandra Bilboé is an artist. This vivacious Franco-Brazilian woman paints on glass. Her work reflects her childhood spent in the heat of the equatorial forest, the joy of a shimmering life, where colours seem to spin like the beginning of a firework! The transparency...

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A2Z: art is life!

Who would expect this young Sino-Vietnamese gallery owner at the head of one of the most beautiful galleries in Saint-Germain? Such a success deserves recognition.

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