The Brothers Dirand

Jaques Dirand

The skills and passions of a legendary French photographer live on in the careers of his rising-star sons: one a photographer, the other a designer.

On a recent winter afternoon I was invited to tea with the Dirand clan in matriarch Yveline Dirand’s unstuffy Paris apartment near the Arc de Triomphe. We spoke about family history, photography, chocolate, and the clan’s patriarch, revered interiors photographer Jacques Dirand, who died of cancer in 2009, at 72. He was adept at capturing the essence of style that personified homes belonging t...

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