Couture Fashion Week Street Style, Lee Oliveira for the New York Times.
by Mieke ten Have
Photo: Courtesy of Mieke ten Have
Carpenters Workshop, 54, rue de la Verrerie, 4ème
Julien Lombrail and Loic Le Gaillard’s high-design gallery in the heart of the Marais plays with the perennial question of delineating the porous border between art and design. The space, set behind an unassuming courtyard on rue de la Verrerie, has chronicled the works of game-changing contemporary designers such as Wendell Castle, Maarten Baas, and Nendo. Currently on view is Organic, a group show characterized by inventiveness—highlights include Lonneke Gordijnand Ralph Nauta’s Fragile Future 3.10, consisting of dandelion seeds, bronze, LEDs, and Perspex.
Photo: Alexandre Soria
Hotel Molitor 13, rue Nungesser et Coli, 16ème
The famed Lucien Pollet–designed 1929 Piscine Molitor is alive once more, having been renovated into a hotel after a painstaking 100-million-dollar-plus restoration of the historic monument. A storied past gave way to an underground period when the pool shuttered in 1989, appropriated by graffiti and urban artists. Molitor offers the original indoor and outdoor pools, Art Deco cruise liner–like hotel rooms, a rooftop terrace, spa, and a Yannick Alleno–devised restaurant.
Street Style at the Men’s Shows: How the Women Are Beating the Boys at Their Own Game, photos by Melodie Jeng, Vogue.