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“They look like slaves offering to hold all our things,” said Catherine Deneuve of Vincent Darré’s whimsical collection of crustacean-shaped furniture. Betty Catroux, Gilles Dufour, Christian Louboutin, Silvia Fendi, Loulou de la Falaise, Inès de la Fressange, Mario Testino, Eugenie and Victoria Niarchos were among the gaggle of glitterati who came to salute Darré for his crayfish tower drawers and crocodile sofas. “I bought the octopus wall light,” said Diane von Fürstenberg, who with Deneuve lauded Marcial Berro jewelry line on display that was created especially for the Maison Darré. The pair posed for a photograph with French actress Valérie Lemercier. “I don’t like boats, I don’t like the sun, I don’t like crowds and I get claustrophobic,” quipped Lemercier, who’s going to have to get used to it since her upcoming film project, “Croisière Caraïbes” [Caribbean Cruise in English] is set on a cruise ship in the tropics. Lemercier said she was also working on a cartoon for kids based on Paris’ iconic department stores. Meanwhile, Pierre Bergé said he was gearing up for the launch of his new book “Une Passion Marocaine” in November, published by Éditions de la Martinière. “It’s a scrapbook with photographs and watercolors with my handwritten notes tracing Yves Saint Laurent’s life in Morocco, with close friends including Andy Warhol who visited and lived there during that time,” Bergé said.

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