Musée du Parfum in Paris Shares the History of French Perfume

Fragonard Musée du Parfum bouteilles du parfum

One of the best free things to do in Paris is to visit the Museum du Parfum by Fragonard in the 9th arrondissement Located around the corner from Palais Garnier, Musée du Parfum is easily accessible from the Opera metro stop and a short walk up rue Auber and a left at Square de l’Opéra-Louis Jouvet. […]

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Musée Bourdelle Exhibits Balenciaga, l’oeuvre au noir

Balenciaga L'oeuvre noir fashion exhibit at Musee Bourdelle

The Montparnasse museum curates fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga’s work using black until July 16, 2017 In partnership with Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, Musée Bourdelle curates the perfect exhibit for true minimalists, fashion history geeks and lovers of “all-black-everything.” Enter Balenciaga, l’oeuvre au noir, which highlights all the different […]

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The Museum at FIT’s Paris Refashioned Exhibit

A few highlights from the Fashion Institute of Technology’s recent Spring 2017 exhibit It’s easy for the general public to get excited over seeing Chanel or Christian Dior, but other fashion houses and emerging designers also shaped the Swinging Sixties and contributed plenty ideas that are still relevant in the industry in 2017. The Museum […]

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"Fairy Tale Fashion" Exhibit at the Museum at FIT

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology reinterprets the original fairy tales written by the storytellers Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault and others… Not the Disney versions.  Since these fairy tales were more like fictional horror stories graphic cautionary tales to keep children well-behaved,  the literature is quite horrifying—read Hans Christian Andersen’s story of The Little Mermaid and you’ll […]

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Parsons School of Design Discusses Influential New York Women in Fashion Retail

I was pleasantly surprised to find the Women in New York Fashion: Twentieth Century Retail Mavens symposium on Eventbrite. The general public’s knowledge of fashion is solely focused on the designers and the celebrities who wear their designs. As talented and fascinating as these designers are, there’s a group of people responsible for placing them in the […]

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Fashion and Surrealism

As much I miss college already, I don’t miss the lack of free time to read.  Last fall, I took workshop about 20th century fashion. The course had several interesting reading assignments to supplement the lectures, but I had only lightly skimmed through them. Now I finally have the time to curl up and read […]

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