Business centre, trade fair venue and concert hall all in one, the Palais des Congrès celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary with a makeover and extension, overseen by star French architect Christian de Portzamparc, helping to revitalise the complex and bring it into the 21st Century.
Now, the exhibition space has been doubled, and and extra concert space with 650 seats has been added to the grand existing concert hall (3,723 seats!) that has seen prestigious artists such as Liza Minelli and Bob Dylan take to the stage.
Handily situated between the Arc de Triomphe and the outskirts of Paris, you'll also find nearly seventy shops and restaurants in the building, and with the Champs Elysée only two métro stops away, cooling down after your business meetings shouldn't be too difficult.
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You are invited to visit Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s exposition, in which he unveils some of his best new creations that were made specially to celebrate his career's fourteenth anniversary.
Held at the Mannerheim Gallery, until July 31st, 2017, the exhibition presents 40 passages that the artist has modelled and painted, with a utopian and dreamlike style. This exhibition of drawings and collages presents 40 women in a passage to the unknown.
Through his 40-year-fashion-career, de Castelbajac has managed to tell stories through his various works, something that significantly contributed to making him one of the most renowned fashion designers today.
As for the content of this display, it features unique “human paintings” in the series of drawings in which the clothes, bodies, and skins have been appropriated.
After using art in his fashion creations, today this creative artist puts fashion into his art, emphasizing on how these two fields are actually interrelated.