If you’ve been following me on Instagram then you already know that I’m in Paris right now with the first of the 2017 Glam Italia Tours. We are starting out in Paris for a week, then bouncing over to the Italian Riviera.
I flew here on Air France, one of the many times I have flown into the City of Light on Air France. In fact, my back and forth travel with Air France convinced me that rather than fly business class I should buy a premium economy ticket and be treated like royalty in the absolute luxury of their upper economy section. If you have never flown in the double decker Airbus A380 I have to tell you it is quite something. I don’t know how any plane stays in the air, but this giant aircraft is just incredible! It feels a little trippy when this giant flying machine is working its way along the runway, but somehow it takes off and then you are so busy being pampered that you forget the size and shape of the chariot you are riding in!
Air France sent me a list of exhibitions happening in Paris this spring. If you are going to be in Paris you need to check these out. We will be going to Balenciaga and to Dalida. Here is the article ~ enjoy!
Proper attire required: when clothes caused scandals
Three major themes make up the core of the exhibition: Dress Codes, Boy or Girl? and Provocative Excess. Les Arts Décoratifs Museum sheds a light on clothes of every shape or form, most especially when they turn out scandalous. Discover more than 400 garments and accessories, portraits, but also caricatures and other items that each contributed to the big changes in the history of fashion.
Until 23 April 2017. Admission fee: 9 EUR
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.
Vermeer and the genre painting masters
You are bound to know The Milkmaid, or The Girl with a Pearl Earring. In February, the Louvre Museum offers an exhibition devoted to Vermeer, his inspirations, and the rivalry he sustained with other artists during the Dutch Golden Age.
From 22 February to 22 May 2017. Admission fee: 15 EUR
Hall Napoléon, under the pyramid, 75001 Paris
Balenciaga, art of black
Cristobal Balenciaga loved to play with materials, fabrics, light and shapes. And used the colour black like no one else. A hundred models in lace, embroidery, silk and velvet all sublimating the black colour will be on display at the Musée Bourdelle, in association with the Palais Galliera and the Balenciaga Archives.
From 08 March to 16 July 2017. Admission fee: 10 EUR
Hors les murs du Palais Galliera, Musée Bourdelle : 16, rue Antoine Bourdelle 75015 Paris.
To those who are eagerly awaiting the return of warmer weather, or strolls in the streets of Paris and picnics in beautiful public gardens…, in March, the Grand Palais offers a seasonal exhibition, “a garden promenade” around the masterpieces by some of the greatest masters. Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse, Magritte and six centuries of garden representation are being exhibited.
From 15 March to 24 July 2017. Admission fee: 13 EUR
Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
Children of Cinema
The French Cinémathèque offers you a journey back into childhood. A selection of feature movies, animated films and documentaries will focus on various emotions: happiness, courage, anger or sadness.
On the agenda, masterclasses with filmmakers, conferences and an exhibition of drawings, most of them previously unseen, as well as mysterious totems for you to find out…
From 29 March to 31 July 2017. Admission fee: 5 EUR
La Cinémathèque Française, 51 Rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris.
Icon of the disco years and muse of the greatest fashion designers, Dalida is the highlight of Palais Galliera. Her incredible wardrobe stands out with a pronounced waistline and dizzying lower back. Dalida wore and dared everything. You will be able to admire her costumes, such as her famous Hollywood red sheath dress from April 2017 onwards.
From 29 April to 13 August 2017. Admission fee: 11 EUR
Palais Galliera, 10, avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie 75116 Paris.