New stores, restaurants, art exhibitions and hotels – WWD

BUY DROPS: After changing location with the men’s boutique and extensive renovations, Giorgio Armani’s women’s store is now a 5,500 square foot, two-story location on Avenue Montaigne. And because it’s fashion week, the Italian designer will be celebrating on Wednesday with a night out at the famous Castel nightclub.

High-end contemporary Chinese brand Icicle has unveiled its second Parisian address, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, where the decor continues the airy serenity of its first outpost. The 2,400 square foot space featuring a monumental spiral staircase connecting its three floors juxtaposes graceful curves and sparse lines with a play of textures between blush-toned limestone, bronze and lacquered wood, as imagined by the designer. Belgian architect Bernard Dubois.

Courtesy of Romain Laprade/Icicle

The first project of Vuarnet’s new artistic director, Boramy Viguier, was to transform the skiwear company’s Parisian flagship into its impression of a mountain chalet, “so that the customer would have the feeling of escaping from the city,” he said. But it’s not a quaint wooden cabin. With sharp ’70s furniture, dark wood paneling, and a mirrored wall with screens, the 1,000 square feet envisioned by London-based retail design studio Brinkworth looks James Bond-worthy.

With their family supplying Sri Lankan sapphires to the best jewelry houses in Paris, the Ponweera siblings decided to tap into their cache of fabulous gems to launch Maison Avani, a high-end jewelry proposition based on their new address on Place du Marché Saint-Honoré. Expect a rainbow of faceted and uncut stones – sapphires, of course, but also emeralds and tsavorites – just waiting for the imagination of its customers and creative director Milan Ponweera.

Sneakerheads and streetwear aficionados can get their fix at recently opened Parisian outposts for Stüssy and high-end P448 kicks – complete with a small-scale halfpipe. —Lily Templeton

Giorgio Armani
18 Aplace Montaigne, 75008

50 RRue du Faubourg SaintHonoré, 75008

28 Rrue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008

Avani House
19 Place du Marché Saint-Honoré, 75001

MEGA BITES: “One of the powers of gastronomy is to put and restore people’s smiles,” said Michelin-starred chef Jean-François Piège. So when he needed a name for his latest restaurant at the Hôtel de la Marine, in collaboration with hospitality specialists Moma Group, the cheerful hues evoked by the word Mimosa struck him as the nickname perfect for a place “expressing the [French] to the south, sun, nature and pleasure. Expect plates to share that explore inspirations from both shores of the Mediterranean, as well as the “mimosa egg”, a bistro favorite here revisited with taramasalata, lobster or bottarga.

Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the Café Coutume has taken up residence in the courtyard at number 54, between the leather goods brands Joseph Duclos, Burberry and Comme des Garçons further inside.

Across the Seine, whether you’re an automobile or a human needing to refuel in the seventh arrondissement, look no further than The Gasoline Stand. There’s gas and coffee, but the owner – entrepreneur Ramdane Touhami – has brought together artisan coffee, collectible tchotchkes, a selection of sodas from around the world, and vegetarian hot dogs with 10 different sauces.

The petrol stand

The petrol stand
Courtesy of Gasoline Stand

With its long stainless steel counter perfect for a quick bite or to sit down without an appointment, Le Collier de la Reine (or Le Collier de la Reine) is among the finest iterations of the French bistro, with seafood as a specialty. Expect a well-executed modern French classic and an extensive wine cellar. —LT

2 PConcord lace, 75001

Custom Coffee
54 RRue du Faubourg SaintHonoré, 75001

The petrol stand
17Bulevard des Invalides, 75007

The Queen’s Necklace
57 RRue Charlot, 75001

GREEN BEAUTY: After Lyon, France, Ecocentric has opened its second store, in the French capital, which sells organic and natural cosmetics.


Courtesy of Ecocentric

The 50 square meter store in the Marais district, a stone’s throw from Place des Vosges, offers brands such as John Masters Organics, Rahua, Less Is More, Tata Harper, Ren Skincare, Josh Rosebrook, Dr. Hauschka, Absolution, Antipodes, Leahlani and Pai Skincare, among others. For color cosmetics, there are the likes of RMS Beauty, Ilia, Gressa and Kure Bazaar. —Jennifer Weil

16 rue de Turenne, 75004

SHOW TIME: Marine Serre will follow her parade on March 4 with a two-day exhibition transforming Lafayette Anticipation into a “hard disk” on three floors containing the house’s DNA. The first two levels will explore her design process and the third will feature strong female figures through paintings from the 15th to 17th centuries. A pop-up will offer a curation of its pieces, books and objects, as well as a space for people to revisit their own clothes with the brand’s lunar logo.

The 90s launched the golden age of fashion photography and the era of models, and inspired the exhibition presented at Galerie Duret. The “Eternal Nineties” show features shots by Jacques Burga, Fred Meylan, Sylvie Castioni, Sabine Villiard, Félix Dol-Maillot, Pierre-Alban Hüe de Fontenay and Denis Boulz.

"Charlotte Lawrence," 2022 from "Eternal 90s" exposure

“Charlotte Lawrence”, 2022 from the exhibition “Eternal Nineties”.
Courtesy of Jacques Burga/Galerie Duret

Three decades of Japanese photographer Yoshi Takata’s career in Paris are presented at the Thaddaeus Ropac gallery in the French capital. From street photography to portraits and fashion shots (she was a good friend of Pierre Cardin), the work spans from 1955 to 1987.

For the first time in France, the landscapes of Native American folk artist Joseph E. Yoakum are exhibited at the Galerie Derouillon. Alongside the work, silk and cotton pieces by Lemaire, inspired by the artist’s landscapes and part of the house’s spring 2022 collection, will be exhibited.

In the spotlight at the Hôtel de la Marine, the showcase “Treasures from the Al-Thani collection” is a curation of 120 pieces taken from the fabulous cache gathered by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani, a keen collector of examples. of human ingenuity. —JW and LT

Marine Serre – Hard drive
Lafayette expectations, 44 Rrue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004
March 5 and 6Ffree entrance

“The Eternal 90s”
Duret Gallery, 7 rue des Saints-Puhes, 75006
Until March 9

“Yoshi Takata, A Look at Paris 1955-1987”
Thaddée Ropac Paris Marais, 7 Rue Debelleyme, 75003
March 2 to April 23

“Inscape – in the depths of the landscapes of Joseph E. Yoakum”
Dérouillon Gallery, 38 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003
March 3 to 13

“Treasures of the Al Thani Collection
Navy Hotel, 2 PConcord lace, 75001
In progress

ON THE BLOCK: Vintage collector Didier Ludot is selling 300 black dresses at the Parisian auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr. Drawn from its stock from 1930 to 2010, the selection includes pieces by Pierre Cardin, Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and Prada; alongside prototypes from the “Les Petites Robes Noires” collection he designed with Félix Farrington between 1999 and 2015. Nine paintings by René Gruau, from a private collection, will also go under the hammer. —LT

300 Little Black Dresses by Didier Ludot
Public exhibition on March 4, 6 and 7 at the Cornette de Saint Cyr auction house, 6 Aplace Hoche, 75008
Auction in the person and online March 8 at 2:30:00 CET.

OPEN DOORS : A string of new hotels opened in early 2022. Hotel group Paris Society launched Villa M, a Philippe Starck-designed hub intended to bring tourists and locals together around a hotel, restaurant and hotel. a rooftop bar with stunning views to the left. Bank.

Inside Villa M

Inside Villa M
Courtesy of Villa M

On this side of the Seine is also the brand new Hôtel des Académies et des Arts, a boutique address offering 20 unique rooms and an artist’s studio, where drawing, sculpture or photography lessons will be offered. An honesty bar is available for those whose primary practice is conversation and a wellness center for those who prefer yoga or massage. —LT

Villa M
24 for 30 APlace Pasteur, 75015
Hotel of the Academies and the Arts
15 Rrue de la Grande Chaumière, 75006


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