Art and Culture: 5 Must-See Exhibitions to See in Paris Now

This autumn’s best exhibitions for art lovers and fashionistas Rubens, Princely Portraits A scholar recognised for his talent as a court artist, Rubens became a favourite with European royals. A regal gambol through his most iconic...

Hollington

It’s a mystery: how does Hollington remain one of Paris’s best-kept secrets, with a worldwide mailing list of 14,000 devoted followers and some of the most comfortable, versatile and distinctive men’s clothing in town?...

Cartier: Three Brothers et La Panthère

When King Edward the VII of England called Cartier “the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers” back in 1902, he certainly could not have been accused of exaggerating. As jeweller to the...

A History of the Breton Stripe

Fresh, nautical and undeniably chic, la marinière worn by the sailors in the French Navy is the shirt we call the Breton stripe. For over 150 years these stripes have been seen on board the ships of the Marine Nationale...

Mauboussin: An Evening of Discovery

Parisian jeweler Mauboussin, founded as a small artisan jewelry shop in 1827, has grown from its longtime Paris boutique on the Place Vendôme into world-wide renown, adding shops on the Champs Elysées and in...

Fragonard: All in the Family

Almost everyone has heard of the painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard, a major 18th-century French artist, but few know that he was born in Grasse, France’s perfume capital, and the son of a maître gantier et...
Alexander McQueen in Paris

Paris Shopping: Alexander McQueen on rue Saint-Honoré

The much-missed McQueen earned his credentials as a fashion legend long before the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s posthumous blockbuster exhibition, Savage Beauty. In the wake of his untimely death, McQueen’s creative director and his successor,...

Naughty and Nice: 10 Picks for Christmas Shopping in Paris

From France’s best beauty secrets and beetles that gleam like jewels to the sweetest bonbons and mustard on tap, Lindsey Johnstone finds there’s nowhere better than Paris to fill that Christmas stocking with some...
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Book Reviews: Louis Vuitton, The Spirit of Travel

The story of Louis Vuitton’s empire has a truly fairytale beginning, with the 14-year-old escaping a wicked stepmother and harsh miller’s life at the foot of the Jura mountains. His trek to Paris took two years...

Book Reviews | Avedon’s France: Old World, New Look

Richard Avedon’s fascination with France is storied, and thanks to the iconic American photographer’s restless quest to capture the world around him, well documented. Avedon’s France brings together a collection of his trademark minimalist portraits, fly-on-the-wall snapshots,...