Maria “Nina” Ricci and starting building her fashion house wih the help of her son Robert in the 1930s, with her feminine dresses drawing attention for their “elegance without extravagance” and his classic perfumes - including L’Air du Temps and its Lalique-designed bottle - still top sellers today.
Both Maria and Robert are no longer with us, but the brand lives on and the flagship store on avenue Montaigne has recently reopened after six months of renovation. It is now an ocean of soft-lit Kubrickian white and powder grey, designed to be much like a Parisian apartment where each successive room is smaller, cosier and more intimate.
If you are a woman who's not afraid of showing off a little skin in slightly transparent designer clothing, Nina Ricci is for you, and this store would be the place to find all the brand's creations including the new line of bags and, erm, fur.
The Grand Palais will be hosting the modern and contemporary art fair better known as “Artparis” this April...
On this occasion, it will showcase the work of a hundred of the most vibrant French and foreign galleries that appear to be particularly representative of the international modern and contemporary art market.
Retaining its modern-contemporary slant, this significant Parisian art event offers a comprehensive overview of modern art from the 1900s onwards while also featuring a wide range of works by major contemporary artists, French or resident in France, and up-and-coming young artists representing the current French art scene.
“Artparis” brings together about a hundred French and foreign galleries from 14 countries under the glass roof of the Grand Palais over a five-day period.
For this edition, artparis will present a thematic exhibition, specifically dedicated to China Contemporary arts.
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