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July 07, 2014

A Lanvin-Focused Tour of Collectible Design in Paris

By Ingrid Skjong | Events

Focused Tour of Collectible Design in Paris Artecase
Courtesy of La Musée des Arts Decoratifs

Collectible design and the inspirations of a fashion icon take center stage on September 12 in Paris with a daylong tour and an exploration of aesthetics hosted by collecting advisory Artecase.

“Each element of the day is fascinating,” says Susan Boullier of Artecase. “But when experienced together as components of our guided theme, Collectible Design in Paris Inspired by Jeanne Lanvin, participants will have an exceptional and coherent experience.”

The theme grew out of Artecase’s focus on thoughtful acquisition and coincides with Lanvin’s 125th anniversary this year. The first part of the day will focus on early-20th-century design, with a visit to the Biennale des Antiquaires (September 11–21) at the Grand Palais; the second will move into contemporary design at galleries like Kreo Galerie (a self-described “design laboratory”) in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

In a day filled with highlights, one that particularly stands out is a private tour of the Jeanne Lanvin rooms at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (pictured above), showcasing how the fashion icon’s personal style came through in her design decisions. The day will end with a VIP Champagne reception at the flagship Lanvin store on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and a viewing of the current couture collection.

While getting a dose of designer fashion is a chic way of bringing the day’s concepts around, gaining an understanding of the evolution of the collectible-design market is the ultimate goal. “Our aim in conceiving this very tailored program,” says Artecase's Elizabeth Chase, “is to give guests access to top design, people and experiences in Paris in order to inspire curiosity and interest in design objects.” To book a spot on the tour, call 33-6/47-25-09-66 or e-mail contact@arte-case.com; arte-case.com.