By  on February 11, 2019

PARIS — The Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) is about to embark on a major renovation of its fashion galleries, thanks to a 2.5-million-euro gift from Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman and his wife, Christine.

The donation will help the museum restore the original architecture of the 14,000-square-foot space, which has hosted exhibitions dedicated to Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton. A Christian Dior retrospective in 2017, which spilled over into the neighboring nave, saw a record attendance of more than 700,000 visitors.

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