Visit Yves Saint Laurent’s haute couture and jewelry exhibition at the YSL Museum, enjoy a dreamlike experience of an imaginary Venice, like an Atlantis submerged underwater, and enjoy a gourmet pause at the stylish Café Dior in Avenue Montaigne. What are the new must-sees in the City of Lights? From Dior to Mucha – 7 exhibitions in Paris.
DIOR EXHIBITION, CAFÉ AND BOOKSTORE
Spread across 10,000 square metres, Dior has transformed its historic home into a flagship that features an exclusive boutique, jewellery ateliers, lush gardens, a café and an exhibition space, which is open daily from 11 am to 7 pm (last admission is at 5.30 pm). Fashionistas can spend a day exploring its endless spaces and the glorious world of Christian Dior (official website).
Enjoy a gourmet pause at the Café Dior on the 2nd level of La Galerie at the end of your visit. The Dior bookshop, located at 28 Avenue Montaigne, offers a selection of books. Buy your ticket for the exhibition space in advance, for some days are already booked out.
Follow actress Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit Season 1 and Season 2) on her guided tour of La Galerie Dior at the newly reopened 30 Montaigne. Taking in a spectacular window showcasing 1,874 color-coded objects by the House, the self-confessed history nerd on the visit spots dresses she has worn herself, now showcased behind glass.
CEZANNE, THE LIGHTS OF PROVENCE
The immersive digital exhibition at the Atelier des Lumières in Paris reveals Cézanne’s inner torment, the power of his compositions, his approach to light and colour, and his link with nature, which was his greatest source of inspiration and his obsession.
Dive into nature, under the vast canopy of the trees, forests, parks, and gardens. View representations that reflect the artist’s personal life: the self-portraits that capture his inner torment, the sobriety that resulted from the slow pace of daily life in Aix-en-Provence, and the intimacy of his studio.
The digital exhibition runs until 2 January 2023 (more infos, address, opening hours and tickets).
VENICE REVEALED AT THE GRAND PALAIS
The exhibition Venice Revealed at the Grand Palais offers visitors an unprecedented behind-the-scenes tour through the heart of a city imbued with all the dreams of beauty and splendour. A miracle of engineering, architecture and art, for several centuries this peerless city built on the unstable mud of a lagoon has been fighting the sea, which represents both a merciless threat and the source of its immense wealth.
The exhibition is organised around four chapters that combine historical chronology with a stroll through the city’s key sites: the lagoon, the Grand Canal, St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace. Tours of 15th century Venice, produced in partnership with Ubisoft using the models of the video game Assassin’s Creed II, amplify the public’s immersion by virtually projecting them into the city’s most iconic districts.
The visit ends in a dreamlike experience of an imaginary Venice, like an Atlantis submerged underwater only to be reborn out of this invented Acqua Alta.
The exhibition runs until 19 February 2023 (official website).
GOLD BY YVES SAINT LAURENT
2022 marks the 5th anniversary of the opening of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris. The exhibition, GOLD by Yves Saint Laurent, celebrates the
occasion by examining the role that gold has played in the couturier’s work. It presents gold through some forty haute couture and ready-to-wear dresses, selected accessories and objects, as well as display cases filled with jewellery, essential to the YSL silhouette. “It is today’s black, I always enliven black with gold, through buttons, belts and chains,” said Yves Saint Laurent.
Whether reflected in sun-filled memories of Marrakech and Oran, Yves Saint Laurent’s birthplace, or on display with objects collected by Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent or accessories designed by Loulou de La Falaise, gold has always inspired the couturier’s œuvre.
The exhibition runs until 14 mai 2023 (official website).
MUCHA, THE MASTER OF ART NOUVEAU
The Grand Palais will showcase one of the most ancitipated art exhibitions of the year 2023: Mucha, Beyond Art Nouveau. At the turn of the 20th century, Alphonse Mucha was one of the most famous artists in Europe. A key figure of Art Nouveau and the inventor of an original style of graphic art, his work combined female beauty and stylised nature with a resolutely innovative composition and typography.
VERTIGO will visit the exhibition before the official opening and publish a separate article on this amazing exhibition, which will run from 22 March to 20 August 2023.
In the meantime, take a look at the current digital Mucha exhibition in Prague.
(Two more exhibitions will be presented in the next few days.)
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Cover photo: Alfons Mucha, Les Arts « la danse », 1898, lithographie en couleur, 60 x 38 cm, Prague © Fondation Mucha