This week in Paris the evenings were spent at dinner tables with conversations
crossing over each other, often about the nature of art and fashion.
Perhaps because the Alaïa show at the Museum of Modern Art
together with the Matisse paintings had attracted such attention
with artists curious to explore this question, the nights were long
and filled with as much food for thought as great Parisian cuisine.
The best kind of dinners I think. Many were curious to know
if it has always been the case that fashion and art join –
and the answer is of course it has, and actually often seen
through the eyes of the masters of every age in the art we admire.
My curiosity and a pleasant meeting at one of these dinners
with the director of major Russian museum
brought me to get out of the shelves some of my favorite
Russian books seen here. Curiosity is always essential.