Have you been following the news from Paris Fashion Week? As fashionistas flock to the French capital to discover the trends, it’s not just the major houses who unveil new looks; there’s also a flurry of new museums and cultural exhibitions. The new Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris made its debut on avenue Marceau in the 16th arrondissement, while Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, held a star-studded bash to unveil an exclusive photography exhibition called “Glamorama; Celebrities by Ali Mahdavi.” The official press release notes that “Ali Mahdavi is an internationally recognized artist known for redefining the lines between glamour, art, and photography.”
Photo by Prince de Galles/ Dita Von Teese and other guests
Now open to the public through October 23, the exhibit was curated by Frédéric Fontan and features 40 photographic works of Mahdavi’s muses: Hollywood stars and fashion designers like Charlotte Gainsbourg, Monica Bellucci, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Donatella Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, and Dita von Teese (pictured here at the hotel’s VIP opening event). These works are displayed in the lobby, Le Patio, and Les Heures, the hotel’s Art Deco bar.
Photo by Prince de Galles/ VIP Opening for Photography Exhibit
First opened in 1928, Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel is an Art Deco landmark on the Avenue George V. The hotel is widely acclaimed for its Michelin-starred restaurant La Scène, overseen by Stéphanie Le Quellec, the female chef who won Top Chef 2011 in France. Also of note: the hotel’s exceptional wine cellar, which stores 23,000 bottles underground, where private events can be hosted with Head Sommelier Cédric Maupoint. The Prince de Galles has 115 rooms and 44 luxury suites.