If you thought that Gucci was a newcomer to the fashion scene, you may be surprised to learn that the House of Gucci has been around since 1921. Founded in Florence by Guccio Gucci (love that name) it has become on the prestigious and recognisable names in fashion.
It hasn't all been plain sailing though. A rough period in the seventies (internal squabbling and poor business decisions) almost brought the business to its knees, and the eighties were hardly much kinder. Yet the company fought back, the brand was floated on the stock exchange and the nineties saw it boom, especially after 1994 when Tom Ford became the creative director (aged just 32!). Although Ford has now moved on, his aura still hangs over the company and its position as an in-demand brand seems to be safe for the moment.
Being one of the most fascinating and challenging painting techniques, the technique of pastel was actually very popular and fashionable among the 19th - century artists. French artists, like Edgar Degas, for instance, innovated this technique and employed it with an almost expressionist spirit, making it his primary medium to create some of the finest pieces of art.
Today, the Petit Palais des Champs Elysées Paris gives you an unparalleled chance to see a large body of works made with pastels and which have rarely been shown.
Over 150 pieces out of the museum’s collection which holds around two hundred masterpieces await you. So, don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to discover them.
From Renoir to Gauguin to Degas, many iconic artists are present through their works.
"The art of the pastel of Degas to Redon" started from September 15th, 2017, and will last until April 8th, 2018. So, consider visiting the art museum of the Petit Palais.