Printemps is blowing out the candles on the 60th birthday celebration of Chloé big time. Gaby Aghion, the founder of Chloé, started the label in 1953 with a modest show at the Café de Flore. Since then it has grown into one of the most beloved and respected French fashion brands and is sold internationally. Aghion’s original theory was to do casual, free spirited clothing and accessories but with a couture backbone. Chloé has had an outstanding succession of designers over the years and the alumni incudes Karl Lagerfeld, Martine Sitbon, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo, and Hannah McGibbon. The current designer is Clare Waight Keller.
Printemps is doing an exclusive re-launching of 16 of Chloé’s most iconic pieces of clothes, bags, and shoes for a limited time. The collection includes the Galaxie dress from 1978 by Karl Lagerfeld, the famous black violin dress from 1983 with side cutouts also by Karl, the Chloé cape by Hannah McGibbon, and the Silverado bag and sky high wedge shoes both by Phoebe Philo. The boutique is downstairs on the lower level and even has a pastry bar by Hugo and Victor with Chloé inspired pastries including one in a pineapple shape, an ode to the Ananas Tee-shirt by Stella McCartney.
If you are a Chloé groupie, there’s even better news to jump for joy about: An accessories pop-up store has opened with exclusive leather goods including bags, purses, and wallets.
Better hurry, it will only there till March 9.
64 Blvd. Haussmann, 75009
Ananas Tee-shirt by Stella McCartney
Evantail purse and Violin dress by Karl Lagerfeld
Chloé cape by Hannah McGibbon
Wedges by Phoebe Philo
Silverado bag by Phoebe Philo
Boots Phoebe Philo
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. 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.
Check it out at 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 Charlotte's 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,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am happy to announce the sale of a new set of prints of my Eye Prefer Paris Photos. I am offering 20 of my most popular and iconic images for sale including my doors, architectural details, statues, and monuments. They will make great gifts for all your Francophile friends, relatives, and colleagues but don't forget to buy some for yourself.
Click here to see photos and for full details including sizes, prices, and shipping. Here is a sample of some of the photos.