GUIDE PALAIS DE LA PORTE DORÉE PARIS PORTE DORÉE CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, EXHIBITION[ISTE] by Laetitia Noppe Through to July 26th I n the exhibition Christian Louboutin, Exhibition[niste], the Palais de la Porte Dorée takes visitors inside the mind of footwear creator and key fashion icon Christian Louboutin. The exhibition brings the artist back to where he found his calling, to a place that has greatly inspired him. 293 avenue Daumesnil (12th) www.palais-portedoree.fr ALSO TO SEE Born in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, Christian Louboutin has been fascinated by the architectural beauty and decorative richness of the Palais since he was a teenager, creating an entire repertoire of shapes and patterns for his first creations inspired by this monument. In particular, he was struck by a sign forbidding stiletto heels, which went on to inspire his iconic Pigalle model. Established in the former Viaduc de Bastille built in 1859, the Viaduc des Arts is a unique place that welcomes over thirty artisans, Maîtres d'Art (Masters of Art) and designers. From 1 to 129 ave Daumesnil (12th) leviaducdesarts.com The exhibition covers nearly thirty years of the artist's creations and reveals his inspirations, creative processes and penchant for expertise and craftsmanship. It highlights hitherto unknown collaborations with artists he considers close friends, such as director and photographer David Lynch, choreographer Blanca Li, English arts and design duo Whitaker Malem, as well as Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi. In this quirky setting, you can discover a wealth of objects related to shows, carnivals and funfairs from the 19th and 20th centuries. 53 ave des Terroirs-de-France (12th) www.arts-forains.com Featuring works from the designer's personal collection, loans from public collections and a large selection of shoes, the exhibition invites visitors to walk in the footsteps of Christian Louboutin and discover his colourful, generous, inspiring and bold universe, fuelled by references to pop culture, dance, performance, literature and cinema, as well as a passion for travel. The Cinémathèque Française is devoted to the silver screen and has one of the largest film collections in the world. It also offers a host of activities. 51 rue de Bercy (12th), cinematheque.fr 60 GREATER PARIS SPRING - PRINTEMPS 2020 |
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