When the Czarinas Ruled Fashion’s Front Row

A group of Russian women were once the hottest things at couture, embraced not just by fashion, but by the watching world. Where are they now?

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20 Men Convicted in November 2015 Paris Terrorist Attack

The verdict capped a 10-month trial on the Islamic State rampage of November 2015 that killed 130 people, traumatized the country and still shapes French politics.

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Marked by the 2015 Paris Attacks, and Now Defending the Accused

Half the lawyers speaking for the 20 men charged with involvement in the massacre belong to a young generation in France scarred by a spate of terrorist acts.

#abdeslam-salah, #crime-and-criminals, #legal-profession, #paris-france, #paris-attacks-november-2015, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #terrorism

Redesign Around Notre-Dame to Keep Tourists Moving and Lower Temperatures

Plans call for more trees around the famed Paris cathedral, which is being rebuilt after a devastating 2019 fire, and for a cooling system in front of the building.

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Leïla Slimani on How to Read Your Way Through Paris

Leïla Slimani, winner of France’s Goncourt Prize, describes her Paris and recommends books that reveal hidden facets of the city.

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Things to Do in Paris

Big spaces and boldface names lead a stylish comeback for the City of Light. “We’re looking at a lovely year,” one chef says.

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Man Throws Pastry at Mona Lisa, Smearing Cream on Glass Case

The painting was not harmed and the man, who officials said was in a wheelchair and had faked a disability to get close to it, was taken into custody.

#art, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #louvre-museum, #mona-lisa, #museums, #paris-france, #vandalism

France’s Tennis Frustration Is the Color of Red Clay

The red clay of Roland Garros is the biggest star of the French Open. So why isn’t there more of it in France, and more French Open champions from the country?

#clay, #france, #french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #paris-france, #tennis

7 Great Biking Cities (and Which Trails to Ride)

There’s no better way to zip through a new city than on two wheels. Here are some routes to try, from riverside jaunts to mountain climbs.

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Régine, Whose Discotheque Gave Nightlife a New Dawn, Dies at 92

Credited with opening the first disco, she built an empire of glittering playgrounds for the Beautiful People in Paris, New York and beyond.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #deaths-obituaries, #manhattan-nyc, #paris-france, #regine, #studio-54

France’s Larger Meaning

Emmanuel Macron won, but radical politics isn’t going away.

#elections, #internal-storyline-no, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #paris-france, #politics-and-government

How Hated Is Macron? It Could Decide the French Election.

Given the choice between a president they suspect of despising ordinary people and a far-right candidate they detest, many French voters may stay home.

#amiens-france, #argenteuil-france, #avignon-france, #elections, #france, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #voting-and-voters

French Candidates’ Economic Programs Hold Key to the Election

Promising tax cuts, higher wages and changes in the retirement age, President Macron and Marine Le Pen vie for undecided voters.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #france, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #voting-and-voters

France’s Presidential Election 2022: Your Questions, Answered

The French are choosing their president in April, an election that is crucial for France and key for Europe. President Emmanuel Macron is favored to win, but the race has gotten closer.

#elections, #europe, #european-union, #france, #hidalgo-anne-1959, #le-pen-marine, #les-republicains-france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #melenchon-jean-luc, #national-rally-france, #paris-france, #pecresse-valerie, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #socialist-party-france, #zemmour-eric

Jewish Man’s Death Near Paris Fuels Outrage on Election Eve

Newly surfaced video shows the man, who was hit by a tram in February, fleeing an assault. It has fueled suspicions of an antisemitic motive days before France’s presidential vote.

#anti-semitism, #assaults, #france, #halimi-sarah-d-2017, #jews-and-judaism, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #zemmour-eric

Patrick Demarchelier, Fashion Photographer, Dies at 78

The Frenchman was famous for his portraits of supermodels and his close relationship to Princess Diana, and his images are a part of the fashion canon.

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A Classic Paris Apartment Filled With Outré Design

With his thoughtfully arranged collection of Joe Colombo furniture and minimalist art, an exhibition producer has made an appealingly unexpected home for himself.

#art, #chairs, #colombo-joe-1930-71, #design, #furniture, #hauserwirth, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #lamps-and-lampshades, #paris-france, #sculpture, #springdesign2022

Exploring the Diversity, and Precariousness, of French Stand-Up

Fanny Herrero, the creator of “Call My Agent!,” returns with a Netflix show called “Standing Up,” which follows four struggling Parisian comics.

#comedy-and-humor, #minorities, #paris-france, #television

Ukrainian Dancers Find Shelter Abroad as War Rages at Home

Opera houses and theaters in European cities are offering to help fleeing or stranded ballet dancers, even as many are still stuck in Ukraine.

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‘Lupin,’ Netflix’s French Heist Drama, Is the Victim of a Theft

Equipment valued at more than $300,000 was stolen from the set of the hit series during filming in a Paris suburb last week.

#france, #lupin-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #paris-france, #robberies-and-thefts, #television, #the-crown-tv-program

France Installs Sensors on Streets to Tackle ‘Noise From Hell’

The French authorities are installing “sound radars” in some cities to detect and photograph vehicles making excessive noise, which they say is a public health hazard.

#france, #motorcycles-motor-bikes-and-motorscooters, #noise, #paris-france, #roads-and-traffic, #sensors

Inside a Grand Parisian Building, a Secret Atelier

The design firm Saint-Lazare creates internationally inflected objects that belie their surroundings.

#interior-design-and-furnishings, #paris-france, #saint-lazare-design-firm

A Classic Parisian Apartment Filled With Modern Design

By placing contemporary pieces amid original features, the architect Sophie Dries has created a space that privileges experimentation.

#architecture, #design, #dries-sophie, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #leschelier-marc, #paris-france, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sculpture

Carmen Herrera, Cuban-Born Artist Who Won Fame at 89, Dies at 106

She painted in obscurity for decades, living on the earnings of her husband, an English teacher. Everything changed with a gallery show in 2004.

#art, #art-students-league, #cuba, #deaths-obituaries, #herrera-carmen, #manhattan-nyc, #paris-france

Luc Montagnier, Nobel-Winning Discoverer of H.I.V., Is Dead at 89

He found the virus that causes AIDS, fell into a feud over it and later turned controversial, taking an anti-vaccine stance during the Covid-19 crisis.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gallo-robert-c, #montagnier-luc, #nobel-prizes, #paris-france, #pasteur-institute, #vaccination-and-immunization

Photographer’s Death Casts Harsh Light on the Cold Streets of Paris

René Robert, known for his pictures of flamenco, died of hypothermia after falling on a busy road, seemingly unassisted. The death shocked many, but echoed the indifference homeless people face every day.

#deaths-fatalities, #flamenco-dance, #france, #homeless-persons, #hypothermia, #paris-france, #photography, #robert-rene, #switzerland

Yves Saint Laurent at 5 French Museums

For the first time, one designer’s work is being showcased — simultaneously — at five major French museums.

#art, #couture-fashion, #dresses, #fondation-pierre-berge-yves-saint-laurent, #musee-dart-moderne-de-la-ville-de-paris, #musee-dorsay, #museums, #paris-france, #pompidou-center, #your-feed-fashion, #yves-saint-laurent

Couture For the Moment, From Schiaparelli, Chanel and Dior

The return never quite happened. So what do we wear now? Schiaparelli, Chanel and Dior grapple gorgeously with the question.

#chanel-sa, #chiuri-maria-grazia, #christian-dior-sa, #couture-fashion, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #paris-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #roseberry-daniel, #schiaparelli-elsa-sas, #viard-virginie, #your-feed-fashion

Sculptor, 93, Still Works in Ivory

Pierre Heckmann, 93, is among the last “ivoiriers,” or sculptors of ivory, in Europe.

#church-of-st-sulpice-paris-france, #content-type-personal-profile, #heckmann-pierre, #ivory, #jewels-and-jewelry, #paris-france, #sculpture, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-fashion

Kamal Mouzawak Is Championing Lebanon’s Culinary Traditions

At home and now in Paris, Kamal Mouzawak empowers Lebanese communities through food. Not even the horrific port blast in 2020 has stopped him.

#beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #paris-france, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #world-central-kitchen

Éric Zemmour, French Far-Right Candidate, Convicted for Inciting Racial Hatred

Éric Zemmour, a pundit whose presidential run has upended French politics, had called unaccompanied migrant children “assassins” and “rapists” on television.

#discrimination, #elections, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #zemmour-eric

‘Emily in Paris’ Isn’t the Only Clichéd Show in This Town

Netflix doesn’t qualify as a solo offender when it comes to Gallic stereotypes, as three musical theater works on the city’s stages show.

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Sabine Weiss, Last of the ‘Humanist’ Street Photographers, Dies at 97

Like Robert Doisneau and Brassaï, she shot life in postwar Paris as it really was. But she also won fame for her reporting and fashion work.

#deaths-obituaries, #paris-france, #photography, #weiss-sabine

A Hare and an Inheritance, Once Hidden, at the Jewish Museum

Lovers of Edmund de Waal’s book can get close to that netsuke in a compelling show of objects that endured across a century of violence, discrimination and dispossession.

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‘Emily in Paris’ and the City I Thought Was Mine

At first, our critic was horrified to see Emily at his favorite local haunt. With the Netflix show back for Season 2, he reflects on being just another basic American in Paris.

#collins-lily, #emily-in-paris-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #paris-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television

At a Paris Market, Costs Rise, Even for the Humble Baguette

Soaring inflation in Europe is starting to squeeze shopkeepers and consumers. Many are preparing for more price increases in the new year.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-economics, #paris-france, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages

Karl Lagerfeld’s Estate Auction Excites Collectors

The designer’s estate is being auctioned in a series of three sales, and collectors are very excited.

#art, #auctions, #chanel-sa, #fashion-and-apparel, #lagerfeld-karl, #monaco, #paris-france, #sothebys, #your-feed-fashion

Paris 2024 Floats Openness After Two Closed-Door Olympics

French organizers approved a sprawling opening ceremony, with athletes floating down the Seine in a parade of boats, but to date they have not criticized China.

#estanguet-tony-1978, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2022, #olympic-games-2024, #paris-france

Macron and Scholz Meet and Call for More ‘European Sovereignty’

The new German chancellor made his first foreign stop in Paris, where the two leaders discussed a more independent, bolder Europe.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #europe, #european-union, #france, #germany, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations

Finding the Musical Spirit of Notre Dame

The beloved Paris cathedral is still being restored after the devastating 2019 fire, but other churches are keeping its musical traditions alive this holiday season.

#christmas, #churches-buildings, #music, #new-year, #notre-dame-cathedral-paris-france, #organs-musical, #paris-france

Wrong Man Arrested Over Khashoggi Killing, France Says

The French authorities released a Saudi man who shared the name and age of a suspect in the murder of the dissident writer, saying it was a case of mistaken identity.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #france, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #interpol-international-criminal-police-organization, #istanbul-turkey, #khashoggi-jamal, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #paris-france

Chinese Tourists Aren’t Coming Back Any Time Soon

Even before Omicron’s arrival, China was discouraging its citizens from traveling abroad. That has had a huge impact on global tourism.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #europe, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #paris-france, #rome-italy, #travel-and-vacations

Josephine Baker Interred in French Panthéon

President Macron hails the American-born dancer and French resistance fighter as a symbol of unity in a time of sharp division.

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A Tale of Culinary Reconciliation, Beside the Eiffel Tower

Two decades ago, Spain was the new France, leading gastronomic innovation. Now two iconic chefs have joined forces in Paris.

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Enslaved to a U.S. Founding Father, She Sought Freedom in France

Brought from America to Paris by John Jay, an enslaved woman named Abigail died there trying to win her liberty as the statesman negotiated the freedom of the new nation.

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From ‘Alive Among the Dead,’ to ‘Dead Among the Living’

The trauma of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris was highlighted in testimony by survivors and others at a trial of 20 men accused of involvement.

#bataclan-paris-france, #france, #grief-emotion, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #paris-france, #paris-attacks-november-2015, #stade-de-france-paris-france, #terrorism

A Paris Apartment That Spans Styles and Centuries

Blending French Empire pieces and more recent ones, the home of the antiquities dealer Jean-Paul Beaujard is as enchanting as the objects he collects and sells.

#antiques, #cocteau-jean, #design, #furniture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #paris-france, #t-winter-travel

Ex-Macron Aide Convicted of Assault and Posing as a Police Officer

The aide, Alexandre Benalla, who was fired in 2018 after videos emerged of him beating a man at a labor protest, was sentenced to serve a year of house arrest with electronic monitoring.

#assaults, #benalla-alexandre, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #france, #le-monde, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #politics-and-government

The Glasgow Deforestation Pledge Isn’t Enough to Save Our Forests

World leaders have pledged again to end deforestation. This time, they need to actually do it.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #canada, #carbon-dioxide, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indigenous-people, #land-use-policies, #paris-france, #peru, #politics-and-government, #russia, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states, #wildfires, #world-resources-institute

In Paris, a Straight Road to the Past

An apartment in a classic district gets a highly personal makeover.

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