Iris in Paris

I often marvel at the way the ordinary in Paris can be made into something special. Today I stopped in at the Bon Marché department store to pick up a couple of things, and found myself in an amazing Iris Apfel exhibition. I love Iris Apfel – her style, sense of humor and attitude to life. Here she has imagined 10 occasions that she might take part in during a visit to Paris – fashion week, a visit to the flea markets, a dinner party, a cocktail evening or a night at the opera. She has put together an outfit for each from her own collection, she is seen wearing each one in an interview where she talks about fashion and her memories of visits to Paris. Each outfit has been loaned for the exhibition and is on display.

In the windows outside, the outfits have been recreated by illustrator Eric Giriat, who has placed her at the occasions she describes: in the front row at fashion week, at the opera or in the park. Inside you can buy items from a capsule collection of accessories she put together, including her trademark glasses and a wonderful silk scarf, also drawn by Giriat and depicting the Eiffel Tower wearing her other trademark, a string of bracelets.

Iris in Paris runs until April 16.

  • Le Bon Marché, 24 rue de Sevres, 75007 Paris. metro: Severs Babylone

Open Mon-Sat 10:00 – 20:00

2 thoughts on “Iris in Paris

  1. She has such an amazing attitude, she even rocks the car ads she´s in right now! And PS: Yesterday I found another “space invader” at a fountain decorated with Egyptian ornaments (but I forgot the name of the square, too bad)! HAve a lovely sunday, Sabine

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    1. Aha I found one yesterday too, in Saint Sulpice just sitting on a street corner. Now the weather is getting nice I’m going to spend an afternoon hunting for them, the Marais is a good place apparently!
      Have a lovely sunny day too!

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