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Air France celebrates its 90th anniversary at Galeries Lafayette

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From September 28 to October 10, 2023, the airline Air France will set up shop in the famous Coupole store. On the program of the festivities? A collection of exceptional dresses, windows inviting you to escape, an extraordinary fashion show and collector's items. Make sure to fasten your seat belts, the event promises to be stunning!

Born the 7th October, 1933, following a merger of several airlines, Air France celebrate this year 90rd anniversary.. And the least we can say is that the French company has not aged a bit! We readily recognize this little “je ne sais quoi” combining glamour, innovation and comfort. Everything to send the whole world to 7rd ciel ! If blowing his 90rd candle 30 feet from the ground was tempting, Air France preferred to see things in a (very) big picture. Travel, gastronomy, design, haute couture, art, architecture… The French company gathered all its essentials in a suitcase and flew to a cult location. It is also a symbol of French excellence: Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann.

Immediate boarding for elegance Air France

Xavier Ronze

Starting the September 28st, the department store’s legendary windows promise to take us on a journey… for free! For almost 15 days, they will pay homage to airy elegance. For the occasion, the airline called on Xavier Ronze. Responsible for the costume workshops for the Paris National Opera ballet, he designed five exceptional dresses. Each is inspired by a universe specific to Air France. The planes and technology, uniforms and fashion, emblematic posters promoting its vast network, gastronomy and tableware, design and architecture. 

The journey to elegance Air France continues inside the Parisian temple of fashion. Indeed, each visitor can attend a unique parade. From the first bartender outfits to pieces from the greatest designers – including Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga and Christian Lacroix  -, it’s a real immersion in the heart of Air France style that you can experience here, Asked Galeries Lafayette 

Enter the legend

The big shop also dedicated an entire space paying tribute to the incredible heritage of the French company. We thus find a range objects, specially created or reissued for this anniversary. Airplane models as well as a special “90 years” collection, composed of lifestyle products ! Travel kits, postcards, luggage tags, notebooks.  

Vintage lovers can also (re)discover the famous travel bag Air France as well as iconic posters the company. And to celebrate French know-how, Air France has also surrounded itself with prestigious brands. Among which Delsey (the official baggage handler), vanessa bruno, Brun de Vian-Tiran (the emblematic woolen fabrics). But also the essential umbrella of Cherbourg!  

And the icing on the cake... For the very first time, Air France is putting its original tableware on sale, the fruit of the work of the painter Jean Picart The Gentle, available on board its La Première and Business cabins, from 1966 to the 2000s. All profits from these sales will be donated to the Foundation Air France. Indeed, for more than 30 years, the company has been acting in favor of young generations around the world !

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann – 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris


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