PARIS

Roger Vivier’s creative head honcho, Bruno Frisoni, shares his per­fect day in the City of Light

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aris is the city where I live and work. Most of my friends are here. I know it very well and when­ever I leave for work or a hol­i­day, I have this urge to go back. It is in Paris that I dis­cov­ered what fash­ion means, and how Parisians in­ter­pret, use and are in­spired by fash­ion. It’s the per­fect city for peo­ple like my­self who love mu­se­ums and gal­leries—paris it­self is a mu­seum.

On a typ­i­cal day I would wake up and have break­fast, read the news and my emails, make a few phone calls and then find time to spend with friends, go­ing to gal­leries and ex­hi­bi­tions or check­ing out mu­se­ums I love.

One of the best things about hav­ing art col­lec­tor friends like Wil­liam Zhao is that they can help me sneak into pri­vate artist ate­liers—price­less ex­pe­ri­ences.

I like to read beau­ti­ful art and photography books, so I en­joy shop­ping at in­ter­est­ing places like Karl Lager­feld’s Li­brairie 7L on Rue de Lille or Galig­nani on Rue de Rivoli. I also love an­tique gal­leries like Alexan­dre Bi­aggi and Jac­ques La­coste on Rue de Seine, and when I go there I al­ways find the time to sneak into Dries Van Noten nearby.

The best place to eat is at home when my hus­band cooks for me. He is a bril­liant cook. Oth­er­wise, I like Res­tau­rant Api­cius on Rue d’ar­tois for a su­per glam­ourous Parisian din­ner, and have drinks at L’hô­tel on Rue des Beaux Arts. Dur­ing the day, Café de Flore on Boule­vard Saint-ger­main re­mains a clas­sic place to go with a girl­friend.

When my of­fice day is done, I would walk along Ile St Louis to get home, where I’d freshen up be­fore leav­ing again to see a homage to Pierre Boulez at the Paris Opera.

STREET HAUNTS Bruno Frisoni al­ways in­cludes a visit to Dries Van Noten when he’s scour­ing the gal­leries on Rue de Seine

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