High-End Entertainment at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
High-End entertainment while shopping; A visit to Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche during fashionweek 2016 in Paris is fun!
Iris in Paris; For this exhibition Ms Apfel came up with 10 moments such as; “a visit to the museum” or “on a terrace”. These moments include an outfit and a short movie. The small exhibition is accompanied by items that are for sale; Iris Apfel produced a capsule collection of objects in collaboration with different brands. Giant necklaces and bracelets designed by Luc Kieffer, a fur bag designed by Iris Apfel herself, huge sunglasses and more “Apfel-like-accessories”. For a friendly price you can also buy yourself some merchandise produced by Le Bon Marché; a mug, notebooks, umbrella’s or an “Iris in Paris” Bag. The exhibition can be seen on the groundfloor of the world’s oldest department store. (Feb.26/April16/2016).
In January 2016 artistic director, Frédéric Bodenes, invited Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to exhibit at Le Bon Marche. Mr Weiwei created 22 delicate, symbolic animals out of paper (or is it silk?) and bamboo. They hang, very tasteful, from the ceiling of, and in, the open escalator spaces of the department store. They give a fairytale-like experience when you pass them going up and down the escalators; and POOF before you know it you’ll be swiping your credit card!