This September, La Parisienne by Sofitel will be introduced at Sofitel London St James; an astonishing photo exhibition that takes a look at one of the world’s most captivating communities, Les Parisiennes. Appealing to lovers of Paris, style seekers, fashion followers and photography aficionados this is an ideal way for creative couples to spend an hour or two in London- and the best part? Admission is free. Curated by the famous French magazine Paris Match, La Parisienne by Sofitel explores La Parisienne style and culture through the decades, celebrating women whose enchanting elegance and innate sense of style symbolise the La Ville-Lumière.
The two-part exhibition features 22 iconic photos of Parisians dating back to the 1950s from the photography collection of Paris Match, including some shots from renowned Paris Match photographer Emanuele Scorcelletti. From archived shots of Catherine Deneuve and Jane Fonda through to more recent photographs of Inès de la Fressange and Lou Doillon, the exhibition presents an enchanting insight into the lives of some of the world’s most feted women. The contemporary part of the exhibition features 10 winning photos selected by jury from the La Parisienne photo contest that ran across France. The nationwide competition, open to amateur and young professional photographers, challenged entrants to capture what La Parisienne embodies today.
As an ambassador of French elegance around the world, Sofitel makes it a point of honour to celebrate its French heritage via numerous cultural events linked to literature, fashion and art. The exhibition will continue its voyage in November that will take it to Warsaw, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Budapest before continuing on to other destinations around the world. At each stop, La Parisienne by Sofitel will spend several weeks in a specific Sofitel hotel, allowing travellers all around the world to discover Paris – and Les Parisiennes – through the decades as well as through the eye of a lens.
La Parisienne by Sofitel is opening at Sofitel London St James from 27 September 2016 for two months. Admission free.
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Exhibition: La Parisienne by Sofitel
Dates: 27 September – 17 November 2016
Location: Sofitel London St James, 6 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AN