Orient-Hermès at Institut du Monde Arab
Hermès‘ brilliant window-dresser / designer Leïla Menchari, of Tunisian descent, has been using the windows of Hermès flagship at 24 rue du Faubourg St Honoré as theatres for her dreams and memories for over 30 years. This exhibition pays homage to her talent by faithfully recreating 8 of her most impressive creations, elaborate mini-worlds which transport you across time and continents. But the exhibition doesn’t just show off Menchari’s skills, it’s also a showcase for the craftsmen responsible for the incredible saddles, mosaics, or rugs that make up the decor. And the craftsmen are actually present in the exhibition, set up in workshops, where you can witness first-hand their expertise.
(PS Don’t miss the luxurious pop-up bar set up for the duration of the show.)
Until 6 June.