Harry Winston may not be as well known to the French as the jewellers on place Vendôme, but it is a venerable American establishment, famously name-checked in the Marily Monroe song “Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend” and still considered one of the most famous jewellers in the world.
Harry Winston the man worked in his father's store in the early 1900s, after the family emigrated to the States from the Ukraine. Over the years he started to amass an impressive collection of jewels, many - ironically - bought from Cartier.
Now with a small network of boutiques around the world (seven in the USA and 10 elsewhere), only two are in Europe: London and Paris. The avenue Montaigne branch is probably best known for two large robberies in October 2007 and October 2008 (for which several arrests have been made). You may want to avoid the store in October then...
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