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The five impressions of Paris

Even if visited thousand times before, Paris still has the ability to surprise and amaze anew. We would like to share the five impressions of Paris that fill us with excitement and well may be the source of inspiration for your future projects.
Impression #1: Christian Louboutin Exhibition in Palais de la Porte Dorée
The highly acclaimed exposition in the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris presents the unique shoes by Christian Louboutin, created in collaboration with people of art, who became the constant source of inspiration for the master: such as director David Lynch. In this way, the exhibition is some sort of compilation of pop culture, theatre, dance, literature, movies and travel references behind the Christian Louboutin collections.
Impression #2: Yves Saint Laurent Museum at 5 avenue Marceau
The Yves Saint Laurent Museum is located in the 19th century mansion on avenue Marceau in Paris, on the premises of his former Haute couture house. The eminent couturier frequently stated that Russian art was greatly valued by him. Specially for the famous collection "Opéra – Ballets russes" 1976, Yves Saint Laurent created more than a hundred of brilliant full-color sketches, inspired by the Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and Leon Bakst's paintings. This collection was called revolutionary and changing the course of fashion development around the world. Saint Laurent considered it if not the most successful, then the most beautiful one.
Yves Saint Laurent had five absolutely similar French bulldogs, which he called by the same Russian name Moujik. The legend has it that the muse of the Russian avant-garde Lillya Brik at a party in Paris suggested giving this somewhat brutish name to a designer's dog. Yves liked it so much that he kept it as a nickname for each successive pet.
Impression #3: Gustave Caillebotte's residence in Yerres
In a small town of Yerres just half an hour drive from Paris there is the estate Cassin of the impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte, where he created 24 art works. "This is one of the most beautiful houses of the Restoration period", - says Nicolas Sainte Fare Garnot, former curator of the Musee Jacquemart- André in Paris, who took part in the residence restoration that had lasted for about 20 years.
Gustave Caillebotte
Paris Street; Rainy Day. 1877
The future artist had spent each summer in Yerres since childhood. During these plein air drawing sessions Gustave Caillebotte's style had matured which later made him one of the most ingenious impressionist artists. Today, in regard of the impressionism heritage, Yerres as a locality is considered no less important than Claude Monet's Giverny.
Gustave Caillebotte
The Floor Scrapers. 1875
Impression #4: Akram Khan in The Théâtre du Châtelet
In 1909 the Parisian Théâtre du Châtelet presented the premier of the famous "Ballets Russes" that helped make Russian ballet known throughout the world. A hundred years later, in the same setting one may see the sensational "Giselle" staged by the prominent British choreographer and dancer Akram Khan. Theatre critics unanimously state that "this work is distinguished by intellect, power, beauty and astounding honesty".
Impression #5: Rudolf Nureyev's apartment at 23 Quai Voltaire
The stunning photographs of the Rudolf Nureyev's apartment in Paris were first published in 1985 in the Architectural Digest magazine. Today, we can visit the famous ballet master in the National Center of Stage Costume and Set Design in a small city of Moulins. Here one may see his scenic costumes, personal belongings and photographs, and also the recreation of his Parisian flat.
Time and again, we can say along with Henri IV – Paris is well worth a Mass!