Fashion Forward: Three Centuries of Fashion

June 2, 2016 / Art & Culture

Fashion and Paris, Paris and Fashion… During many centuries these two words has bean inseparably linked with each other. Coming here, like it or not, you understand it and realize all significance of the fashion industry, how much it had exerted influence upon the city, made it more interesting and attractive to people from every corner of the globe.

Hundreds (or maybe thousands) boutiques of the leading brands lure travelers. Every year, the fashion weeks take place and gather the best designers and couturiers of the planet, and, of course, connoisseurs of their art, as far as “work” is not a proper word which could describe activity of these masters who make our life more bright and stylish. 🙂

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Past, Present, Future… Pierre Cardin

November 18, 2014 / Art & Culture

Pierre Cardin… The main futurist of the present in the world of fashion, the true icon of style, and just a talented artist and person! And here is a new reason to talk about him. Maestro of the fashion podiums has opened his new museum in Paris,  in an old Marais neighborhood, impregnated by the history of this multi-ethnic city. “Past, Present, Future”. The name of the permanent exposition as if hints at multiface of the master’s talent, at decades of his fruitful activity.

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Cartier: Style and History

January 28, 2014 / Art & Culture

Cartier – the true icon of style and splendour. And this year is the 160th anniversary of the famous brand! In honour of this significant date the Paris Grand Palais has opened the exhibition of jewelry created by the company during long years of its life.

The exposition contains several hundreds of exhibits displayed in a strict chronological order from the moment of Cartier’s establishing in the middle of the 19th century so far.

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Vendome Luxury Tradeshow 2013 in Paris

September 11, 2013 / Art & Culture

Paris continues to remain the world’s trendsetter. All kinds of fashion shows and presentations have been one of business cards of the French capital for a long time.

At the end of September (Sept. 27-30, 2013) within the Paris Fashion Week the famous Vendome Luxury Tradeshow will be held. The halls of three popular Paris hotels – the Le Meurice, the Park Hyatt and the newly restored Hotel D’Evreux – are venues of this year salon.

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The world’s largest salon of luxury watches will be opened in Paris

January 4, 2012 / Shopping

The world’s largest salon of luxury watches of elite brands will be opened in Paris this year. The place of its location is the center of Paris – the second district – on Boulevard des Capucines.

The salon will be opened by a Swiss company Bucherer which was founded in 1888 and now has 26 stores in France, Germany and Switzerland.

The area of ​​about two thousand square meters will offer chronometers of such famous brands like Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Chopard, Gucci, Longines, Piaget, Rolex, TAG Heuer and others.

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How to find fashion boutiques in Paris?

September 27, 2011 / Shopping

Probably, nobody needs to talk about the fact that many visitors of Paris come here not only to admire the architectural masterpieces and other sights of this wonderful city as to make unforgettable shopping in famous Parisian fashion boutiques. Fortunately, the French capital has a huge number of shops of fashionable clothes, shoes, cosmetics, perfume and other accessories.

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Paris – the cradle of Haute Couture

August 29, 2011 / Art & Culture

The first shows in the format of Weeks of high fashion were held in 1973 in the French capital. And since that time they became a leader in determining the most progressive and trendy tendencies.

We have to note that the fashion «Haute Couture» per se differs from “Pret-a-Porter” that does not dictate us, how and what to wear, just being the quintessence of mental images of couture and stylists. It reflects peculiarities of progress of the modern society and shows the human role in it. That is why in the days of haute couture we can meet known cultural figures, all the world’s beaumonde is rushing to Paris.

It is important to underline that Paris got status of the cradle of world high fashion not by accident: at various times Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent had worked here. They were the pioneers of fashion in its “pure form” – fashion like the art.

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Avenue Montaigne – the most fashionable street in Paris

April 28, 2011 / Shopping

We would like to start our article from the question addressed to all people who have been in Paris. Please, tell. What street in Paris do you consider the most well-dressed? Everyone, of course, may respond differently, because, as you know, everybody has the own taste. But if you trust the opinion of many tourists and residents of the French capital, so the honorary title of most colorful street of the city belongs to Avenue Montaigne.

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La Vallee Village – fashion paradise of Paris

February 3, 2011 / Shopping

For some people Paris is a pilgrimage to the interesting places like museums or monuments of architecture, but for others, first of all, it’s shopping. And this is not surprising, because during long time this city, along with Milan, is the world trendsetter. Every year millions of tourists from different corners of our planet come to the French capital to buy fashion clothes, perfumes and other accessories, as “bought in Paris” is very fashionable and prestigious.

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