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.
Thanks to his creativity in producing some of the best fashion and still life photography, the American photographer Irving Penn (1917-2009) succeeded to make a name for himself throughout the world at a very early stage of his career.
His works were on so many occasions featured in Vogue magazine and also used for advertisement for renowned clients such as Clinique and Issey Miyake.
Until January 29th, 2018, the Galeries nationales of the Grand Palais will be presenting, in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, a grand exhibition of Penn’s most wonderful and interesting photographs to celebrate the centennial of his birth. It holds a remarkable selection of his works that retraces his career, life, and passions.
Simplicity and elegance, two of the major characteristics of the artist’s style are shown to the audiences at the museum through more than 235 photographic prints, amazing drawings, and paintings.
Nudes, beauty, still life, cigarettes, fashion, and debris, all of these different genres are highlighted in the exhibition. So, don't miss it!
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