# 1 – ‘Paysage habitué au chien jaune’ (detail seen under stairs)
# 1 bis – ‘Halloween Marmaid’
# 2 – ‘Scène de rue à la tête rouge’ (big painting with ocher-giniger background)
# 2 bis – ‘Scène de rue à la tête rouge’ (big painting with ocher-giniger background) (detail)
# 3 – Enfant au béret rouge
# 3 bis – “Enfant-papillon” – “Tête élémentaire” (détail)
# 4 – Picture showing an invitation card placed on playful kind drawings # 4 bis – ‘La grande faucheuse’
# 4 – Picture showing an invitation card placed on playful kind drawings
# 4 bis – ‘La grande faucheuse’
# 5 – Portrait de femme
# 5 bis – Portrait de femme
# 6 – ‘Venus oubliée’ (painted sheet metal) # 6 bis – ‘Jeu de pinceaux’ LEFOR OPENO GALLERY – TOI ET MOI
# 6 – ‘Venus oubliée’ (painted sheet metal)
# 6 bis – ‘Jeu de pinceaux’ LEFOR OPENO GALLERY – TOI ET MOI – Exhibition from December 4th to January 27th 2015
Situated between grave and derisory; between cultural and raw, Eliane Larus’ work is as much marked by childhood nostalgia as obsessed by plastic research. Wether it’s about paintings or sculptures created on sheet metal, plexi, cardboard or wood, her works are made for the quest of a poetic emotion. They are pretty often confusing, but this does not prevent the characters she has imagined to exist forcefully and showing some invention. Her field is wide and her subjects seems to be unlimited. This ranges from hell to heaven through ‘La petite fille aux doigts allumette’s and ‘L’enfant au lézard’, from mineral to lively by declining rocks, rivers, mountains, man, dogs, cats, mouses, diverse bugs with unexpected and funny shapes, with real and touching expressions. Ones are defined by a playful geometry remarkably mastered, others by an unusual humanity. It’s actually about a small world, plethora of portraits that the simplicity of their title rendered as pathetic that surprisingly common. Michael Lecomte
In the reconstructed scenery of the Officine that once inspired Balzac for the ‘Human Comedy’, Buly offers its beauty secrets and quaint scents. Pommade concrète, Eau triple, Retour d’Égypte… When past meets present, the union of natural material and innovative techniques, give rise to exceptional products with beneficial properties, respectful of the body and the environment.
Lanvin offers a ‘cinematographic’ show, where clothes and tones carefully play with shade and light. An exuberant style in the ‘edwardian’ spirit, tribal accessories chanted like a leitmotiv to African accents…two extreme worlds encounter, creating a long figure, light and sensual. Here, the designer reaches the edges of eccentricity, following with virtuosity his path written with a triple X, such as eXtravaganza, eXtreme, eXperimentation
Monastic spirit, aristocratic behaviour for this collection inspired by Frida Kahlo’s most famous self-portraits. Each of those works must be contemplated like living paintings. In a chemistry between minimalism and pictorial exuberance, softness and boldness, Valentino offers a portrait with a singulary beauty.
Hélène Courtaigne Delalande shapes hers jewellery like real sculptures. ‘Medieval’ ring, ‘New York’ ring, ‘Medieval Trilogy 3 diamonds’ ring… hers pieces reveal a mix of intuition, controlled force, precision. Craftsman jeweller, she masters the material, brands each of her collection by a powerful mark, a mysterious one, by medieval and Byzantine influences. She welcomes her customer base in her workshop, proposing hers made to measure jewellery or unique and personnalized pieces. Noticed by De Beers, she’s the one who drawn the sketch of one ring from the mythical “Trilogy” series.
Subtlety and transparences… Karl Lagerfeld drags us down into the arabian nights universe where oriental traditional refinement is sublimated by the luxurious Chanel mark. Printed silks orned with millenary ? Patterns, sumptuous embroideries, accessories with oriental symbols… A show as light as a dream, at night on an island off the coast of Dubai…where each women got the grace of Scheherazade.
This year again, most prestigious names from couture, design, art and gastronomy didn’t hesitate to show their support to Designers’ Christmas trees. The public wil be free to comtemplate those magical and unique works from 28th November to 15th December along Avenue Montaigne and François 1er street in Paris. The creations will be then, sell by auctions in favor of Avec charity, elisted in aids research. Offering the opportunity during the holiday season a prestigious appointment for a great cause, it’s been nineteen years that Marie-Christine Marek has taken up challenge, her, the CEO and founder of Designers’ Christmas trees charity.
This winter, designers drew inspiration in a wide color palette sometines unexpected to reinvent the classic fur coat. Caramel-colored tonesskillfully mix up with multicoloured shades gather to drawn a younger line, more free, a fierce silhouette between wild sensuality and feminity, fantasy and flamboyance.