In Africa at Merci

In Africa at Merci

“Merci celebrates the iconic and exuberant African wax print all throught Fashion Week and beyond. Inspired by a new generation of young African designers, through a fashion collection designed in-house, plus jewelry, furniture and objects. Merci presents a contemporary and authentic Africa, far from its folklore. A seductice and happy theme !” (read more and shop at

Alexandre de Paris

Louis Alexandre Raimon (6 September 1922 – 12 January 2008), better known as Alexandre de Paris, was a famous French “maître coiffeur”, who also styled many Hollywood stars. His signature chignons and his flamboyant style made him famous, setting fashions in hairstyling for decades.
Alexandre de Paris and Elizabeth Taylor.
He was responsible for creating Elizabeth Taylor’s coiffure in the 1963 Hollywood epic Cleopatra.
Dolores Guiness coiffured by Alexandre de Paris, 1963, photographed by Richard Avedon.

Coiffure by Alexandre de Paris, Harper’s Bazaar, April 1963.
Coiffure by Alexandre de Paris 1968, photographed by Neal Barr.Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands at the Elfstedentocht 1960, coiffure by Alexandre de Paris.Alexandre de Paris & Karl Lagerfeld, 1983.

His legacy lives on here and here