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Head-turning turbans with Donia Allègue

Immersed in an international environment at a very young age and after spending her childhood in various parts of the world, which gave her a boundless open-mindedness, Donia Allègue moved to Paris to enrol at the Lycée Saint Louis de Gonzague and later at ESCP Europe. Even within the framework of this very general education, she intuited early that her future career would laiy in fashion, therefore she specialized in luxury goods. After graduation in 2006, she learned the ropes of her trade with Fendi, YSL and Dior but she instinctively knew that her entrepreneur spirit would eventually take over and that one day she would set up her own company. In February 2011, she had a revelation when visiting an apartment in Paris with her mother. The lady who owned the place was wearing a very elegant turban. This was quite an illumination and she saw the turban as the absolute fashion accessory. After some research and a market study, Donia Allègue realized that there was no Parisian turban house on the market. With the support of her …

Secret Versailles by Robert Polidori

Born in Montreal in 1951, Robert Polidori is one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers of human habitats and environment. Robert Polidori moved to the United States as a child and began his career in avant-garde film, assisting Jonas Mekas at the Anthology Film Archives in New York, an experience that shaped his approach to photography. While living in Paris in the early 1980s, he began exploring the restoration of the interiors of Versailles, and has continued over a 30 year period to photograph the ongoing changes. He then returned to New York in 1997 with a show of twelve photographs from the Versailles series at Robert Miller Gallery. These series of photographs surveys the concept of historical revisionism as seen through the practice of restoration of historical landmarks. Creating large-format color film photographs, Robert Polidori’s images record a visual citation of both past history and the present times within the confines of a single frame. He captures the vestiges that evoke the essence of each setting and its particular meaning. The Versailles series introduce …

Quibé dans la ligne

Artiste à part dans le paysage des illustrateurs contemporains, Christophe-Louis Quibé expérimente l’art visuel sous toutes ses formes en rendant hommage à de nombreux univers cultes issus principalement de la pop culture. A travers des dessins ayant en eux-mêmes leur propre sens de gravité, Quibé reproduit en un tracé d’un seul mouvement, les contours de son modèle. L’attrait de Christophe-Louis Quibé pour le dessin au trait continu en fait une personnalité fascinante. Influencé par la bande dessinée, le graffiti, la mode ou le cinéma, Quibé y puise une source d’inspiration infinie qu’il place au service de son crayon. Tel un architecte de la ligne, Quibé suit son objectif en gardant à l’esprit et au bout des doigts, la direction que le crayon doit emprunter pour ne pas perdre le fil. Doté d’un style minimaliste, l’artiste Quibé explore sans cesse de nouvelles formes d’expression. Proche de la caricature, Quibé porte un regard amusé sur la société qu’il nargue en un seul coup de crayon. Tel un observateur de son époque, le dessin procure à Quibé une …