Paris Haute Couture
Haute Couture gets a new perspective with an exhibit curated by Olivier Saillard, the director of the Galliera Museum, set to reopen this fall with an Azzedine Alaia retrospective. He has hand picked 100 couture looks from the over 20,000 garments in the Galliera archives. The collection is presented in chronological order from 1880s until present day including the houses of Chanel, Christian Dior, Worth, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Poiret, Lanvin, Vionnet, Patou, Molyneux, Rochas, Nina Ricci, Schiaparelli, Jacques Fath, Grès, Balmain, Carven, Givenchy, Cardin, Courrèges, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lacroix, and Alaia. Sketches, photos, and accessories are also shown.
Paris Haute Couture
Hôtel de Ville -Salle Saint-Jean,
5 rue de Lobau, 75004, near rue de Rivoli
Till July 6, 2013
Open 10AM to 7PM daily, except Sunday (last entry at 6:15PM)
Eileen Gray is synonymous with Le Corbusier and Mies Van Der Rohe for creating the revolutionary modern design movement in the early 1900s. The new exhibit at the Centre Pompidou encompasses many of her most iconic pieces and designs including Monte- Carlo Boudoir, the rue Bonaparte bedroom, and her own Villa Tempe a Pailla E1027 house she designed in 1929 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the south of France, one of the most celebrated homes of the 20th century.
Metro: Hotel de Ville or Rambuteau
Till May 20, 2013
Open 11AM to 10PM daily except Tuesday (last admission 8PM)
Paris continues its new love affair with Broadway with a production of Carousel. The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein 1945 musical (Rodger’s personal favorite) comes alive for the first time in Paris. The production originated in Leeds, England.
March 18 to March 27
Theatre du Chatelet
Place du Chatelet, 75004
Henrik Vibskov Neck Plus Ultra
Danish fashion designer and artist Henrik Vibskov is having his first solo show at the gallery space in Galeries Lafayette. The whimsical exhibit is a mixture of textiles, sculptures, paintings, and photos.
La Galerie des Galeries
40 Blvd. Haussmann, 75009, second floor
Till May 5
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.