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The New Look: the series on Christian Dior is finally available

Great news for all fashion enthusiasts! The series “The New Look”, which explores the careers of Christian Dior and Coco Chanel, is now available. “The New Look” is already shaping up to be a must-have for fashion enthusiasts. The Pitch: in Paris, during the Nazi Occupation, Coco Chanel's influence in the world of fashion was gradually coming to an end. For his part, Christian Dior is emerging as the rising star of fashion. Breathing new life into the world with his revolutionary and iconic style. Thus, it will leave a lasting imprint on past and present generations. This new series offers an ideal opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the fashion industry in the 40s and 50s. Enough to enrich your collection of anecdotes during social dinners! The New Look: to know everything about the enriching history of Christian Dior So, why this title? Well, the anecdote goes back to the time when Christian Dior's “Corolle” and “En 8” lines captivated the public. To the point that Carmel Snow, …

A cultural center will soon open on Île Seguin

Boulogne-Billancourt is preparing to see the birth of a cultural district on Île Seguin, an 11-hectare island, which will include a 5 m000 art center. A particularly pleasing announcement for art lovers! 2 years after the opening of the Seine Musicale, Île Seguin is preparing to unveil a new project designed since 7 by the real estate group Emerige. Indeed, the upstream point continues its renewal with the creation of an exceptional cultural district, offering a unique experience! Entitled “La Pointe des Arts Île Seguin”, this 2017 m² cultural district, whose inauguration is planned for 53/000, will include a Pathé cinema. But also a 2025-star hotel with 2026 rooms, shops, offices and restaurants... And the icing on the cake, it will house a 4 m² art center! An art island designed for all tastes Pointe des Arts Île Seguin will unveil a rich cultural and artistic program. It will include a spectacular room dedicated to contemporary creation, a boutique-bookstore, a bar, as well as a panoramic terrace of 221…

Saint Laurent opens its bookstore-gallery in Babylon

It is with great surprise that the luxury house, Saint Laurent, announces the opening of its new bookstore-gallery in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. Last December, the luxury brand inaugurated its largest flagship store on the most beautiful avenue in the world. Two months later, Saint Laurent opened a new space dedicated to art and culture, located at number 9 rue Grenelle, in the very chic Sèvres-Babylone district. This place is of particular importance for the designer Yves Saint-Laurent as well as for Pierre Bergé. Indeed, in 1970, the couple lived at 55 rue de Babylone, in a huge duplex of 600 m2. Thus, this new cultural space pays a symbolic homage to these two French icons. Saint Laurent Babylon: unearth submersive works Designed by Anthony Vaccarello, the artistic director of the House, this new cultural setting represents a reinvention of Saint Laurent Rive Droite, currently closed for renovation. Thus, Saint Laurent Babylone now brings together all the passions of the house. Ranging from photography to…

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt opens Writers’ Monday at Les Deux Magots

2024 marks the 140th spring of the iconic brewery with two legendary statuettes. And just a month ago, Callas would have been a hundred years old. A link between these two anniversaries? The Franco-Belgian playwright and novelist: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. Indeed, the author, among the most prolific of our era, devotes a novel to the diva. He presented it during the first Writers' Monday of the year, at Les Deux Magots. Halfway between pamphlet and portrait, “La Rivale” paints that of Maria Callas. But from a new angle, through the critical eye of a certain Carlotta Berlumi. This name means nothing to you ? The author has the merit of revealing it to the general public! The two singers were not only contemporaries. Rivals too. And especially. The novel explores the conspiracy theory of a century-old ex-soprano If her career foundered, Callas was responsible... With the verve and mischief that the readership knows, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt delights: “Callas was whistled as much as applauded. At the Scala in…

7 Perfect Fashion Books to Give a Fashionista for Christmas

For those who are passionate about fashion or want to explore their own style, fashion books become invaluable companions. Giving or treating yourself to a fashion book is an exploration of the fabrics, silhouettes and creative minds that have shaped and continue to redefine the world of fashion. She loves the House of Chanel: the book Gabrielle Chanel The House of Chanel owes a lot to the innovative approach of its founder, Gabrielle Chanel (1883-1971), known as “Coco Chanel”. Some of her creations, such as the suit, the little black dress or the quilted handbag, have become iconic! This work proposes to bring together his most remarkable pieces. Thus, he explores his life, as fascinating as it is complex, throughout a career that lasted six decades. Gabrielle Chanel aimed to design outfits primarily for herself. With her outfits adapted to an independent and active lifestyle, she brilliantly anticipated the needs and desires of the modern woman. By Oriole Cullen – €45…

The Two Magots see life in verse

At Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, lovers of the fifth art have been delighted. A festive Monday evening, enhanced by the presence and reading of poems by the actor Thibault de Montalembert. The Apollinaire Prize, which honors poetry, gave rise to an evening showered with distinctions. Les Deux Magots saw life in verse, this Monday, November 13. Confirmed poets and very promising beginner writers were rewarded for their verse. The perfect opportunity to raise so many more throughout this star-studded November 13. More than ten collections selected this summer. Then the second selection, when autumn comes, the one where the noose tightens. In the end, two authors instead of just one. The Apollinaire Prize and its younger sister, the Apollinaire Discovery Prize The literary prize season had opened right here at Les Deux Magots. It is currently in full swing, with the very recent proclamations of Goncourt, Médicis, Femina, Flore and the approach of the presentation of the Interallié prize... At the height of the literary prize season, the...

Les Deux Magots opens the literary prizes

Outside, between the green foliage of the terrace, the clamor rustles. That of reunions, of distinguished and courteous greetings from the guests. Friends. Friends of friends… This year, the Deux Magots prize opens the literary prize season, on the occasion of its 90th anniversary. Who will succeed Louis-Henri de La Rochefoucauld, the winner of the Deux Magots 2022 prize, author of the novel Châteaux de sable (published by Robert Laffont)? The jurors revealed their first selection. A first list that, usually, the jurors make public in November in order to reveal their winner in January. Small revolution for the 90th anniversary of the prize, the jury, chaired by Étienne de Montety, director of Figaro Littéraire, and Catherine Mathivat, the owner of the café restaurant, decided that the reward would be awarded this time, on September 25. Back to basics...The first editions of this prize took place in the fall... On the list? Confirmed authors: Carole Fives, Nicolas Chemla and the philosopher Gaspard Koenig. Note the names of four first-time novelists: Amaury Barthet, Julie…