Mannequin –Le Corps de la Mode
Mannequin –Le Corps de la Mode explores the evolution of mannequins and models throughout the 20th century. Mannequins are placed along side photos of models by leading fashion photographers Horst P. Horst, Erwin Blumenfeld, Henry Clarke, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Nick Knight, Corinne Day and Juergen Teller. The show was originally part of the Rencontres d’Arles 2012 summer photography festival.
February 16 to May 19
Les Docks-Cité de la Mode et du Design
34 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75012
Metro: Gare d’Austerlitz
Salon d' Agriculture
Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Salon d’ Agriculture till the cows come home. The annual fair has massive pavilions with endless aisles of food purveyors with samples of regional cheeses, wines, meats, foie gras, sausages, crepes, and many other delectable foods. There are also animal competitions and rodeo shows. Pictured above is Lorenzo, a 4 year-old Merinos de Rambouillet breed ram. You can meet Lorenzo at Pavilion 7.1. Give him a pat for me!
February 23 to March 3
Porte de Versailles
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Metro: Porte de Versailles
9AM to 7PM except Friday, March 1 from 9AM to 11PM.(Admission closes at 10:30PM.)
Originally shown at LACMA in Los Angeles, Fashioning Fashion exhibits the extensive collection of costumes and clothing from collectors Martin Kamer and Wolfgang Rut. The exhibit chronologically presents the major fashion trends from the 18th century to the early twentieth century with almost 100 male and female outfits and accessories mainly from France, England, and Italy.
Till April 14
Les Arts Décoratifs 107 rue de Rivoli ,75001
Open Tuesday to Sunday 11AM to 6PM, Thursday till 9PM
Chagall -Entre Guerre et Paix
A new take on Marc Chagall shows his relationship to two world wars and the periods in between them during the 20th century with 80 works presented chronologically.
February 21 to July 21
Musee de Luxembourg
19 rue Vaugirard, 75006
Metro: St. Placide
Open 10AM to 7:30PM, Monday & Friday till 10PM
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.