Alexis Sornin joins the institution from Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, billionaire François Pinault’s art museums in Italy.
Four lucky Parsons students were allowed into Alaïa’s personal archive of more than 10,000 couture garments as part of the school’s first “Archiving Fashion” summer course.
The former head of Condé Nast France, who exited the company in March 2018, has been named general manager of the Institut Français de la Mode.
Fashion couples who mix business with pleasure, and whether it’s ever a good idea.
The proceeds of the sale will benefit the nonprofit Fondation Jardin Majorelle, which oversees the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Morocco.
“Celebration,” which was initially banned by Pierre Bergé, hits French screens on Nov. 14.
The sale of Pierre Bergé’s personal art collection from his homes in France and Morocco broke a record for the Parisian auction house.
Bibliophiles will also have the option of Michel de Montaigne’s “Les Essais” from 1580, Marcel Proust’s “Du côté de chez Swann” from 1913 and Oscar Wilde’s “Salomé,” 1893.
It also counts Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé and Giancarlo Giammetti among its former occupants.
The foundation’s vice president and secretary general was a lifelong friend of the late Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé.
In a follow-up to the 2009 “auction of the century,” the contents of Bergé’s homes in France and Morocco will go under the hammer this fall.
The exhibition at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum will mark the 10th anniversary of the designer’s death.