I never like seeing summer come to a close (it’s dark by 9 p.m. now. Sigh). But this fall has a pretty kickass lineup of art exhibitions
Le Musée Carnavalet brings to life the story of Louis Vuitton—oui, Louis!—from October 13, through February. (So you don’t have to hightail it up to the private museum in Asnières to learn about the brand). There’s also a new exhibition about “Peter Pan” at l’Espace Culturel on the Champs-Elysées.
Le Kaiser will display his own photographs—150 of ’em—at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, starting today, running through October.
In real art… Basquiat! Woohoo! His first retrospective in Paris opens October 15th at the Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and runs through January.
Outside the city, the equally nutty and colorful Murakami invades Versailles. His Kaikai, Kiki and Oval Buddha will spark some interesting conversations to be sure, from the 14th of September through December 12th.
Larry Gagosian inaugurates his new two-story gallery à Paris on October 20th.
I’m not much of a French TV person, but the series starting on Canal+ in October, “Maison Close” seems pretty intriguing. Oh, it’s about a luxe bordello in the 19th Century. (Intrigue!)
Lots of good fashion popping up, too. Maybe we’ll all be so lucky as to get invited to a few shows (except Chanel's). But if not, Vanessa Bruno is selling her Athé line from the temporary shop, set up like un appartement on rue Vielle du Temple, until the end of September, while Hermès pops up in Colette from September 27th to the 16th of October, featuring a wee collection of four limited edition scarves.
Louis Vuitton will host an Edun pop-up shop in the old Kenzo store at Pont Neuf from October 5-10 (top floor, featuring an interactive exhibition that yours truly worked on).
And get ready to queue up at H&M on November 23rd. It’s when us mere mortals will be able to afford a little Lanvin something-something.