My Paris Stories

Michael Jackson as we've never seen him

Arno Bani is a lucky one. He has a bank safe full of photos of Michael Jackson. Unique photos, never shown. Photos he did himself.

My Paris Stories

You can still say it better!

Are you a fashion fan and do you like the sober cuts of German designer Jil Sander? Well, then quickly rush to Opéra, but you’ll better summon up your patience:

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Everybody loves Jacques Chirac

Former French president Jacques Chirac is fond of ancient Asian and African art. People say he is even a real expert when it comes to Chinese porcelain vases. But would you think he’s a friend of contemporary art?

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Martin Grants Magenta Madness

Is there a name for the colour of these lips? It can’t impossibly just be called pink. All the girls at the Martin Grant show yesterday had lips like this.

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A crisis? What crisis?

Paris, the world’s number one tourist destination, had been suffering a lot from the fallout of the financial crisis. Last year, foreign visitors were down about 20% compared to 2008. Crisis-stricken British, US, Chinese and even Russian tourists just stayed at home.

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Carla for Cannes

This is the kind of story that my concierge loves to tell me: Carla is going to star in a Woody Allen movie. Carla? You must be kidding, I first said. Honestly, I thought my concierge has really got a great imagination. She should never have become a cleaning lady, she should write screenplays.

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The Bistro dies

Here are the figures: In the 60s, there were 200 000 Cafés and Bistros in France. There are only 30 000 left today.

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