I unfortunately didn’t have time to go to any of the fashion shows or events for Paris Fashion Week last week but my friend, the very talented illustrator Damien Cuypers, was covering it for the New York Times. Have a front seat through Damien’s whimsical illustrations and enjoy the runway.
Click here to browse more of Damien’s work for the New York Times for London and Paris Fashion Week.
Grace Coddington and Anna Wintour, Chloé
Barbara Mariani, Rick Owens
Here is Damien's bio, in case you wanted to know more about him.
Damien Florébert Cuypers grew up between the Jura and Alps mountain ranges in east-central France. He graduated in 2006 from the prestigious arts college Ecole Emile Cohl in Lyon, France. His final year there he created an animation piece, “Le Trou De Mon Quai”, which was shown in many animation festivals worldwide, including the Rio Erotic Animation Festival. In 2010, he illustrated a children’s-book version of the iconic Rimbaud poem “Le Bateau Ivre,” which was published by the French Editions Courtes et Longues. Currently, he does a weekly illustration for the French fashion magazine Grazia as well as illustrations and animations, often in his unique crayon style, for New York Magazine, the New York Times’ T Magazine and the popular British website nowness.com. His work can be seen at damienflorebertcuypers.com and damienflorebertcuypers.tumblr.com. He is currently working on a few animation projects including a short film on farts and a philosophical mini series.
In addition to my Eye Prefer Paris Tours, we now offer Eye Prefer New York Tours, 3-hour walking tours of New Yorkís best neighborhoods including Soho, Meatpacking/West Village & Tribeca. Tours cost $195 for up to 3 people and $65 for each additional person.Come take a bit of the Big Apple on an Eye Prefer New York Tour!
Come experience my blog ìliveî with my Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I lead. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.Tours cost 195 euros for up to 3 people, and 65 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris. www.eyepreferparistours.com
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotteís professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
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