All posts tagged: exhibition

Valentino: Master of Couture

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Articles / Fashion

Trained in Paris and inspired by Rome, Valentino Garavani has been the master of Italian couture since the opening of his first fashion house in the late 50s. He is one of the last living designers who still believes in haute couture in a world of prêt-a-porter and defends the work of human hands and expert craftsmanship in the making of his gowns. Due to his unique standing and legacy in the fashion world, Valentino’s […]

Helmut Newton at the Grand Palais

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Art / Photography

“Some people’s photography is an art. Mine is not. If they happen to be exhibited in a gallery or a museum, that’s fine. But that’s not why I do them. I’m a gun for hire.” I’ve been to Paris twice in the month of June and both times I went to see the Helmut Newton retrospective held at the Grand Palais. Supposedly ending on June 17th, the exhibition has been extended onto July 31st which gave me the chance to […]

“Dalí. Un artista, un genio.”

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Art

I do not consider myself a generally lucky person but via a bizarre stroke of good fortune a few years ago, when visiting New York for the first time, I managed to somehow be there at the same time the MOMA was holding a Salvador Dalí exhibit. Okay, not just a  Dalí exhibit, the Dalí exhibit; in true MOMA fashion, it was absolutely enormous and complete, borrowing items from the Gala-Dalí Foundation as well as […]