A few spots for relaxing, dining, shopping and appreciating culture during collections.
BABY BOOM: Celesta, a trendy new boutique in the Marais, believes a taste for fashion starts early: from newborns to age eight. “The [children’s retail] market in Paris needed a trendy multibrand store for infants,” said owner Marlène Pellici, who also designs a small collection of her own. Up-and-coming European labels such as Pilar, Rita Co Rita, Simple Kids, Essentiel and Maan are among the upscale brands on offer. The 3,000-square-foot emporium also sells toys and is equipped with giant televisions blasting nonstop cartoons to keep the kiddies occupied. Meanwhile, the Left Bank also has a new addition for new additions: Serendipity specializes in designer furniture and decorations for toddlers. Celesta: 23 Rue Debelleyme, 331-42-72-15-59; Serendipity: 17 Rue des Quatre-Vents, 331-40-46-01-15.
ARTFUL ABUNDANCE: Fall is a feast for art lovers in Paris. Besides a round of blockbuster museum shows — including the Modern Art Museum’s exhibition of Maurizio Cattelan in the chapel at the Beaux-Arts and the Veronese show at the Luxembourg Museum — Pierre et Gilles are showing new work at the Emanuel de Noirmont gallery, and the Bernadette Corp. is making the transition from fashion to art at Yvon Lambert, who is also featuring Jenny Holzer. More fashion crossover acts include Hedi Slimane, whose photos of rock concerts are on display at Galerie Almine Rech, and Frank Perrin, the founder of Crash magazine, who will show pictures of the runway juxtaposed with joggers at Jousse Enterprise. Over at the Pompidou Center, French artist Xavier Veilhan is exhibiting his striking “light machines” and installations in his first solo show. Concurrently, the Pompidou has “Sound and Light,” exploring those themes with works by Pierre Huyghes, Bill Viola and Bruce Nauman. Also notable are Chinese artist Wong Du’s installations, on view at the Palais de Tokyo.
AT THE SAVOY: Guy Savoy, the beloved three-star chef, strikes again with Le Chiberta, a chic new bistro. Designer Jean-Michel Wilmotte created a predominantly black decor, with a large Bertrand Lavier painting in one dining room and a red Gérard Traquandi in the other. Whether starting with vichyssoise with watercress or egg in a vegetable and mushroom aspic, the mouth waters. And it gets better with John Dory fish with tomatoes, leeks and melted parmesan, or Espelette pepper pigeon with tender string beans. And anyone could just melt for the praline chocolate fondant. Le Chiberta: 3 Rue Arsène Houssaye, 331-53-53-42-00.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
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