Friday, October 08, 2010
I went to another kind of fashion show today! A one that took place in the Jean-Jacques Henner museum (that I already mentioned here) in the 17th arrondissement... It was organized on the occasion of the release of a book by Thierry Coudert dedicated to the "Café Society". Café Society refers to a period that lasted between the 1920's and the mid 50's during which, rich aristocrats and heirs of all backgrounds would spend their money throwing large balls and giant feasts around the world - and in Paris in particular. They would also spend their money buying art, which explains their proximity with a lot of artists (including people like Doisneau for instance). Fascinating times... If you're interested Thierry Coudert's book Cafe Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920-1960 is also published in English.