If you're a bag person, or a fur person, then you don't need me to explain Fendi.
Founded in 1925 in Rome by Edoardo and Adele Fendi, the brand soon became known for its quality products and expansion started. With Karl Lagerfeld at the creative helm in the 1960s the firm really took off, and world domination was not far behind. Lagerfeld was to work for the company for twenty years, and even created their famous double-F logo.
After creating a line of clothes, Fendi reinvented bags with 'the baguette': not the famous French bread, but a smaller bag to be carried under the arm. Available in hundreds of different styles, success was instant around the globe, creating a real fashion phenomenon. Fendi is now sold in 160 boutiques in 25 different countries.
The avenue Montaigne shop is very recent, dating from early 2008. The opening was marked by a concert by Amy Winehouse with Rihanna, Sofia Coppola, Kanye West, Claudia Schiffer and Jessica Alba in attendance. As you can see, the stars love Fendi, and if your a bag person or a fur person, you're probably in love with Fendi. In which case, the avenue Montaigne store should be your preferred place of worship.
Paris Photo, the annual rendezvous of the photography enthusiasts
During four days, the Grand Palais will be host to the most important artistic event of the fall, Paris Photo, from November 9 to 12
This year, more than 140 photo galleries will gather at the Grand Palais to welcome professional photographs as well as photo enthusiasts who will meet around the biggest French and international galleries to live their passion for it!
From November 12 to 15, galleries, artists, publishers, booksellers and collectors will make part of one of the most important cultural events at the capital, and assist to a variety of exhibitions and workshops through the Paris Photo platform.
Since 1996, Paris Photo has highlighted the best of photography through exhibitions featuring collections or artists, and presenting the diversity of artists and works.
For this 19th edition, Paris Photo will focus on three themes: the collection, photography after the crisis and report that the importance of books in photography.
The Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris