I have been on a tear lately seeing some great museum and gallery shows. I’ll be posting the next few days about them.
Fashioning Fashion. Deux Siècles de Mode Européenne at Les Arts Decoratifs is an exhibition in tandem with LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum) showing the extensive collection of Martin Kamer and Wolfgang Ruf, two antique and costume dealers. The show focuses on clothing and accessories for men and women from the 18th century to the early 20th century, mainly from France, Italy, and England. Shown in chronological order, you get a clear sense of how fashion evolved from century to century and how tastes and styles changes just as much as styles change presently. One of the most remarkable things about the exhibit of over 100 looks is the immaculate condition of the clothes, most of them looking like they were made today. One of the other refreshing things was how many men's costumes there were and I noticed men dressed even more elaborately than women during certain periods. One other observation I made was how much more compact people were built in those times with most of the mannequins no taller than five feet.
Till April 14
Les Arts Décoratifs 107 rue de Rivoli ,75001
Open Tuesday to Sunday 11AM to 6PM, Thursday till 9PM
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.