Monday, June 25, 2012

New Fashion and Design Museum in Paris

Summer is a great time to get out of central Paris and explore the parks, smaller museums, festivals and other unique activities that make Paris hum in the summertime. One interesting destination is the new Cité de la Mode et du Design on the quais of the Seine out near Gare de Lyon and Gare d'Austerlitz. This 'museum' is a City of Paris museum and currently is showing two very diverse exhibitions. The first, the World of Cristobal Balenciaga is a retrospective of this noted designers work. The second, 'Comme des Garcons-The World of White' is a show of the avant garde work of Reim Kawakubo. Through early October. 34 Quai de Austerlitz. www.paris-docks-en-seine.fr

2 comments:

  1. Impressive! Nice to see a Museum dedicated to Fashion & Design.
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  2. In a way, for an art-lover like myself, decorating our home is quite easy. I just please myself mostly, with my poor husband going along with most of my choices. I am always collecting beautiful things, like handicraft decorative pieces, little sculptures and hangings.
    And I simply hang lovely paintings in all our rooms. Not all are originals of course, as who can afford many of those.
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    I can choose the frames as well and my orders are delivered quickly to my home.

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