Elsa Schiaparelli is known for her non-traditional styles and novel designs. She broke boundaries and brought new ideas to the fashion world, creating designs that were both functional and fashionable. She collaborated with many great artists, such as Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau, et Alberto Giacometti to create fashion visions for the daring woman to sport.
Despite working during the latter half of the Great Depression with World War II brewing, Schiaparelli continued to bring her designs to life. The designer woke up the fashion world by creating her signature color, shocking pink. In a sea of military green and brown, her color and brand were sure to be seen by fashionistas everywhere.
The Italian designer enjoyed making creations that had a trick of the eye effect in order to make her designs seem like they're something that they're not. She used different techniques to successfully add details to her pieces that weren't actually there in reality, like her famous bow sweater.
The house closed its doors in 1954 but was revived in 2012. It is currently run by Bertrand Guyon and continues to dress celebrities like Emily Blunt, seen here in Schiaparelli at the 2018 Academy Awards.
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The Royal Palace is a beautiful reflection of the Parisian culture. Built between 1633 and 1639 for Cardinal Richelieu, its sumptuous galleries combine the classic tradition of the French kings with the modernity of the trendy boutiques. The proximity of the palace to the Louvre and la Comédie-Française, one of the oldest theaters in the world, makes the area very attractive. This area is full of historical edifices: the Council of the State, Constitutional Council, and the Ministry of Culture. The palace was home to the Duke of Orléans during the 18th century, and was later transformed into public institutions.
The kings of the past loved to dress up and be noticed by their subjects, and that style and fashion is present in the palace today. Its clothing, shoe, and perfume stores are rare and exclusive. Ella K, a perfume shop, pursues the traditions of the fashion loving nobles.
The Christian Louboutin boutique is such a beautiful store it’s hard to believe it isn’t an art gallery. The quality and details that Mr. Louboutin uses are notable even from outside of the store. Collaborating with the high-fashion houses, the Louboutin brand delights people by their creativity of their work.
The bakery and restaurant Senoble, founded in 1921, treats us with their top notch baked goods. Near the gardens of the Royal Palace, the bakery creates desserts almost too good to eat. Why not get some and enjoy them under the sun in the magnificent gardens of the palace?
You can also stop in the gallery and have a cup of coffee at Café Kitsuné while looking at the marvelous rose gardens and lovely 18th century facades.
Right next to the palace is the Galerie Vivienne, a unique place that combines a selection of restaurants and modern shops in an exceptional architectural frame. The fashion designers, booksellers, and restaurant owners come together to create a rather particular ambiance. The gallery itself is splendid thanks to the grandiose architecture and opulent décor inspired by the Italian city Pompeii. At its opening in the 19th century, the gallery offered the public a new and revolutionary experience: allowing the Parisians to walk and shop as they please all while being protected from the rain and the heat.
The gallery is the perfect place to find a special outfit for any occasion, and at Alexis Mabille you can fulfill this dream! Very well-known abroad, the brand invites you to enter into the beautiful shop.
The Jousseaume bookshop shows the different facets of the gallery: the old and the new. The new books are mixed with the older ones, and there are many stories to be told in the shop. In the presence of the stacks of books, some questions come to mind: who had this book before? Where did it travel? That’s for you to find out!
There exists another form of art in the gallery as well, which is gastronomy. The fine grocery and restaurant of Les Caves Legrand is a paradise for foodies everywhere. With its impressive collection of classy wines, this spot has been a haven for wine lovers for five generations. The grocery offers little cakes and colorful candies from another era. In contrast, the restaurant in the back of the shop is very sophisticated and modern. It’s the perfect place for dinner after a long day of shopping!
The Royal Palace houses numerous elegant boutiques, honoring the tradition of luxury that has been implanted in the palace since the Ancient Regime. This style endures today, allowing visitors to live the history and style of the monarchs who came before them.
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Le Grand Colbert, 2 Rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris
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