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I See Paris, I See France, I See Catherine Deneuve In The Store Window Glass
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.
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La Deneuve is captured in the store windows with amusing graphic black and white illustrations by Marjane Satrapi. Each scenario is a well-known Paris landmark including Invalides, D’Orsay Museum, Place St. Sulpice, and of course, Le Bon Marché.
Le Bon Marché was one of the first department stores in the world and started as a small shop in 1838 until Aristide Boucicaut turned it into a department store in 1852. The store is pulling out all the stops for the anniversary with 600 items designed just for the event and 160 designers have been commissioned to select one iconic item from their collections.
Across town red dots are the story in the windows of Printemps. Louis Vuitton has opened a pop-up shop dedicated to the dot obsessed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and uses the windows to show off the limited edition of apparel and accessories decorated with dots.
Richard’s photo gallery of the Paris Catherine Deneuve Windows and Yayoi Kusama at Printemps :
Le Bon Marché
24 rue de Sevres, 75007
Catherine Deneuve windows will be up till October 6
43 Blvd. Haussmann, 75009
Metro: Havre Caumartin
Kusama windows will be up till October 20
Richard, The Paris Insider - Expat New Yorker and good time bon vivant, Richard Nahem is a fashion and trend insider reporting on what's nouveau in Paris. Richard is the founder of the wildly popular blog, Eye Prefer Paris and leads private shopping tours of Paris via Eye Prefer Paris Tours. He is a chocolate truffle hound who knows how to get to the front of the line. www.eyepreferparis.com / www.eyepreferparistours.com