Retail Remedy: The world of Dior for the holidays. Richard Nahem continues to bring us his tour of Paris Holiday Windows
I adore the Printemps windows this year but I have a slight problem with them. As fun and imaginative as they are, they symbolize promoting a brand rather than the spirit of Christmas. The windows are devoted to the Dior brand and their logo and name is bluntly splashed everywhere. As much as …READ MORE »
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Retail Remedy: The mother of all luxe, Paris style. Richard Nahem takes us there to start is Paris Holiday coverage this week.
It’s time for my annual coverage of magical, enchanting Christmas in Paris. This year the shop windows and streets are especially dazzling. I want to bring the allure of Christmas in Paris to you with my little photographic treats.
>>MORE: Holiday Style , Paris Holiday Windows and Hermes
Hermés as usual …READ MORE »
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Retail Remedy: Men’s style gets intellectual with this clever spin at a Parisian men’s shop. Richard Nahem reports from Paris…
I decided to take a stroll through Canal St. Martin, as I had not been there in a long time. Always hunting for the new and interesting, I came across an intriguing new men’s shop, La Comedie Humaine.
I started looking through the sparsely stocked racks, the first one starting with crisp, …READ MORE »
On The Road: Richard Nahem comes across a marvelous Paris shop full of gorgeous French designer goodies.
They say the teacher learns from their students. In my case, it’s the Paris tour guide who learns from their clients. Over the years, my clients have shared many things I haven’t had prior knowledge of including: restaurants, historic facts, shopping, hotels, and other insider tidbits. Many have been great finds and very useful.…READ MORE »
Paris In Style: Chloe Attitudes Exhibit at Palais de Tokyo
There hasn’t been a fashion exhibit that has wowed me since I wrote about the Madame Grés exhibit last spring. The Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton show earlier this year was a letdown for me and far too much a promotion for the brand.
I just went to the Chloe Attitudes show and it was a delightful surprise, as I didn’t know much about it before …READ MORE »
Art in Paris: We know you love fashion. But, if you also love Impressionism as much as I do, you’ll be captivated by Richard Nahem‘s report on the Impressionism and Fashion exhibition that melds art and clothing.
The Impressionism and Fashion show at Museé d’Orsay in Paris explores the link Impressionist artists had with fashion and clothing.
Renoir, Monet, Manet, and Degas capture the fashion of the day between 1860 and 1880 with …READ MORE »
Retail Remedy: Paris Catherine Deneuve Windows at Le Bon Marché, and Kusama Windows over at Printemps
It may be Paris Fashion Week, but there’s plenty of Parisian élan off the runways too. Who better than Catherine Deneuve, the most iconic living French cinema legend, to kick off the launch of the 160th birthday of Le Bon Marché.
>>READ: How about some French Chic?
La Deneuve is captured in the store windows with amusing graphic …READ MORE »
Retail Remedy: From our resident Parisian contributor Richard Nahem comes a visit to milliner Marie Mercié’s charming boutique
Stephen Sondheim famously begged the question “Does anyone still wear a hat? ” in the song “Here’s to the Ladies who Lunch ” from the musical “Company”. If he walked by Marie Mercié’s eponymous shop near St. Sulpice, the answer would an emphatic yes!
>>MORE: Because you don’t need to travel for …READ MORE »
What’s hot in Paris? In the city of French Chic, comes an important fashion exhibition in homage to master French couturier Cristobal Balenciaga… the man before the brand as many know it today.
A fabulous new exhibit of the couturier Balenciaga’s fashions has just opened. The collection is a tribute to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of the master fashion designer.
>> MORE: Costume Exhibitions and Styles and more Museums
It was generously donated …READ MORE »
Always a designer to go against the grain of traditional fashion and fashion shows, Rei Kawakubo has done it once again with her new Comme des Garcons spring 2012 collection, White Drama.
Instead of having a runway show, she has decided to present her spring/summer collection as an installation in clear plastic blowup domes with quasi-monochrome mannequins in which she dramatizes life’s important events: birth, marriage, death, and transcendence.
MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS
White Drama is about pure, ceremonial whiteness …READ MORE »