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In January, the founder of French clothing label A.P.C. did something very dumb while showcasing his latest collection. When a group of models came out wearing camel coats and Timberlands, Jean Touitou held up a sign that read: “Last Ni##@$ IN PARIS.” As you can imagine, this didn’t go over well. Neither did his his […]

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Officials say that at drones were spotted flying over at least five monuments and government buildings in Paris in what the Associated Press calls “most audacious of several mysterious drone overflights around France in recent months.” The flights are illegal in France. The AP’s description makes the drones seem both ominous and fantastic: The drones […]

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Following the vicious terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the recent vandalism of Paul McCarthy’s big butt plug art installation in Paris, fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck made his feelings about censorship clear on Wednesday. For the debut of his latest collection at Paris Fashion Week, Beirendonck sent his models down the runway wearing giant bald eagles with […]

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In part of what French officials say is the nation’s largest turnout on record nationwide, an estimated 1.5 million people took to the streets in Paris on Sunday to show solidarity with satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo and the victims of subsequent terrorist attacks that killed 17 people last week. More than 40 world leaders […]

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Are New York and Paris the same city? That may sound like a crazy question, but have you ever seen them in the same room together? I didn’t think so. Videographer MATEL, apparently thought that was mighty suspicious, so he put together a video of all the ways that New York and Paris reflect and […]

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Parisian street artist Ludo is back at it. He recently wheat-pasted up a new guerrilla ad on a billboard in Paris parodying Coca-Cola. It reads “Enjoy Ludo Classic” and features his signature pineapple skull imagery. (Photo: Ludo) […]

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French photographer Frederic Nauczyciel spent the last several years capturing a vogueing community in Baltimore and began to photograph them both in the studio and outdoors. When he returned to France, he managed to connect with similar scenes in Paris, producing a series of photos pairing the beauty of these underground cultures with the harsh surroundings where […]

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Just as 5 Pointz was erased last month, the French equivalent, Paris’s Graffiti Général, is set to be buffed and renovated. To cope, the ad agency BETC Digital, one of the tenants of the new space, created an immersive 3D model of the shipping-complex-turned-art-gallery using 5,200 hi-res photos. Moving through the model feels a bit like playing […]

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Back in its heyday, Paris’s famed Les Bains nightclub hosted the revelries of Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and everyone else you’ve ever dreamt of hanging out with. The party was crashed in 2010, when some haphazard renovations led to the club being declared unsafe, and then condemned. The iconic building will regain […]

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Andy Warhol is so totally trending right now… as always. A new retrospective currently taking place the Galleries Nationales du Grand Palais in Paris takes a look at one of Warhol’s most “controversial” projects to date. On public display for the first time, the series “Torsos” and “Sex Parts” treads that very thin line between art and […]

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