French Touch Vol. 2 at Galeries Lafayette The life-sized album of a French summer
Galeries Lafayette knows the recipe, and prove it with the French Touch Scene which inaugurates the open-air event (until July 9) and highlights the rising generation in all its components, via DJ Sets and concerts mixing electro, funky, pop, house, hip hop, r’n’b rhythms… and an eclectic program- ming (Cezaire, Lolo Zouaï, Naomswell, Marine Neuilly, Bianca Costa, Andy 4000, etc.).There will also be the open stage Nova & Les Inrocks which gathers their favorites among the young musicians, singers and DJs. They will find here a choice springboard to fly to the summits.
Fashion is obviously the subject of protean events. Guest of honor, Christian Louboutin plays with his codes, scattering his Red Touchin the store, from the Mogador window and pop-ups on the ground floor and 4th floor (where we will discover his exclusive collection of shoes and accessories), to under the “Coupole”, where a flamboyant installation pays tribute to his red sole, materialized by the arabesques of a long incandescent carpet. The capsule collection of clothing and accessories imagined for this second opus, labeled Go For Good – certification which stamps the eco-responsible items of Galeries Lafayette – and entirely made in Troyes, takes us to of Parisian cafes, Basque villages, Breton shores. Designed for women and men, it mischievously diverts stereotypes, whether it’s the beret or the sailor’s jersey, in exclusive limited edition pieces that play on the tricolor chromatic range. In addition, French fashion will be the subject of a parade bringing together major houses and avant-garde designers to discover the next trends. Guest of honor, Christian Louboutin plays with his codes from the Mogador window and pop-ups on the ground floor and 4th floor.
French Touch is also an opportunity for visitors to indulge in unprecedented experiences, which highlight French know-how. The Ferrandi school, which trains the cream of the crop of cooks, will thus orchestrate savory and sweet workshops, with good seasonal products available in the store. In addition, pastry workshops, led by a chef, will allow parents and their children to learn how to make macarons. Finally, the department store offers guided tours (in French and English), outside opening hours, t o penetrate its mysteries. The opportunity to slip behind the scenes of this shopping temple founded in 1894, which accompanied the transformation of Paris towards its destiny as the City of Light, and whose majestic Art Nouveau dome is the absolute symbol.
- Fashion show, 30min, €18 adult, €10 child,
- Salty or sweet cooking workshops on Wednesday Friday & Saturday. 2h, €130
- Macaroon workshops, 1h30, €55 adult, €18 child.
- Guided tours every weekend. 1h30, €15.