PARIS: THE 50s AT PALAIS GALLIERA
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PARIS: THE 50s AT PALAIS GALLIERA

15 Jul 2014 0

Basques, petticoats, corolla skirts, pointed shoes, bright-coloured floral and striped prints, wasp-waist suits with straight skirts, strapless sheath dresses, cocktail dresses, rock crystal embroidery: such was the couture of the fifties. At the same time, though, a more relaxed style – close-fitting pullovers, pedal pushers, jeans – was being adopted

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LONDON: SERPENTINE PAVILION 2014

15 Jul 2014 0

This year the Serpentine’s Summer Pavilion was designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radić. It follows, and contrasts with, Sou Fujimoto’s cloud-like Pavilion which was visited by almost 200,000 people in 2013. Inspired by Radić’s early work, The Castle of the Selfish Giant, the pavilion features a semi-translucent, cylindrical structure that resembles a

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LONDON: FOYLES

09 Jul 2014 0

The renowned London bookseller and literary landmark has just moved down Charing Cross Road a bit to a massive new flagship located inside the former site of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Designed to be ‘a bookshop for the 21st century,’ the light-filled 1930s Deco space was

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LONDON: SUMMER SERIES AT SOMERSET HOUSE

09 Jul 2014 0

Tomorrow Somerset House launches the 2014 edition of their 10-day summer gig programme with a concert from London-based trio Daughter. The concerts are performed in the Neo-Classical art space’s spectacular courtyard, and tickets still remain for Agnes Obel performing on Sat 12. Also in the line-up for this year are Bastille,

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UNIQLO UT GRAND PRIX 2015

02 Jul 2014 0

This year as part of its annual T-shirt Design Contest, UNIQLO has chosen Star Wars as its theme to coincide with the upcoming release of Episode VII in 2015. Darth Vader and other special Star Wars judges will select the winning designs! The competition provides a prestigious global showcase for

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PARIS: LEE UFAN AT VERSAILLES

02 Jul 2014 0

After Giuseppe Penone in 2013, a new contemporary installation opened in the gardens of the Château de Versailles last week, by minimalist South Korean born artist and philosopher Lee Ufan. Ten “intense and silent” pieces dialogue with the architecture and the gardens of the Versailles palace. In the words of

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PARIS: EACH x OTHER AND ROBERT MONTGOMERY AT COLETTE

18 Jun 2014 0

The latest collection from unique fashion brand Each x Other – where art meets fashion -  is in collaboration with Brit artist Robert Montgomery. Montgomery works with text, in “A POETIC AND MELANCHOLIC POST-SITUATIONIST TRADITION” and for this collab he has created a project based around a very Parisian story

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JR AT THE PANTHEON

04 Jun 2014 0

Opening to the public today is the installation Au Panthéon by Parisian street artist JR. During major renovation work on the monument, continuing over 5 separate phases through to 2022, JR has created a giant mosaic of 4,160 portraits on the tarps covering the dome, inside the dome, and installed

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ON | OFF AT GALERIE DES GALERIES

27 May 2014 0

Opening tonight with an invite-only gig by Zombie Zombie (live streaming on the site by the way) is this “stage show” by French contemporary artist Xavier Veilhan that marries the emotional power of music to the formal mastery of the exhibition format. For the month of June, the exhibition will be

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QUINZAINE DES REALISATEURS AT FORUM DES IMAGES

27 May 2014 0

As soon as Cannes closes, the edgy Directors’ Fortnight program – dedicated to up-and-coming filmmakers – makes the trip to Paris, and is screened in its entirety at the Forum des Images, for the most part prior to the film’s general release. It opens tomorrow with John Boorman’s ‘Queen &

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