Until 22 May 2016, the Jeu de Paume is hosting a retrospective exhibition on the work of François Kollar, consisting of a set of 130 vintage prints.
François Kollar, a talented 20th-century documentary photographer, collaborated from 1934 with the foremost fashion magazines, for which he shot fashion stories for over fifteen years. In particular, we owe him several portraits of Haute Couture figures, including this wonderful photograph of a pensive Elsa Schiaparelli in her office, in the shadow of the Vendôme column.
This exhibition highlights the work of an artist who skilfully revealed the facets of the 20th-century working world, from the most humble to the most prestigious.
in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival
At the opening ceremony of the 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival, actress and movie director Sophie Marceau was wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2016.
The French icon, Braveheart star and James Bond girl was dressed in a black silk crepe gown.
in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 2016 amfAR Hong Kong Gala
At the 2016 amfAR Hong Kong Gala, actress Michelle Yeoh was wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2016.
The Crouching Tiger star and James Bond girl was dressed in a gown patched with multi-coloured silk cigaline crocheted with a top in dove grey silk raffia.
Until April 3rd 2016, Évreux Art, History and Archaeology Museum is hosting a temporary exhibition on a collection of jewellery created by the novelist Elsa Triolet between 1928 and 1930.
This exhibition looks back over a little-known interest of Elsa Triolet, more famous for her literary talents and acts of resistance than for her jewellery.
Yet the artist had designed and produced a line of necklaces, bracelets and sets with a surprisingly modern avant-garde feel, working with top names in Haute Couture including Elsa Schiaparelli.
Among the pieces on display is the iconic collaboration between the two Elsas dating from 1930: the aspirin necklace composed of glass paste beads, metal wire and beige cotton braid.
Elsa Triolet recounted this episode in her life in her essay Colliers (Necklaces) published in 1933.