Paris by luxury and architecture: Place Vendome

May 15, 2017

A square charged with Paris 

 

So lets discover Paris, the city where everything is happening , now and in the past,gastronomy, fashion design architecture. 

When i walk around this ¨quarter¨ i just want to wear a basic jeans and a white t shirt, everything is admirable and beautiful, that you feel that your outfit can't disturb to the spectacle of the streets.

i choose this black irregular skirt in black because i think its the new must have in skirts, flurry and easy to wear with a sport sweat or with a  white shirt. As you know i like contrast with colors texture or style. 

In this Square we have fashion luxury, war history, kings , and architecture. All condensed in the heart of Paris.

 This ¨Place¨ designed  Jules Hardouin-Mansart, a classical architect renowned for his gigantic work on the Chateau of Versailles, and many architects of the moment got inspired by him.

The famous column was build and destroyed in many occasions, in the differents moments of the history of France, now its a 44 metres monument  inspired in the Romanic column in the middle of the octogonal place Vendome¨

.This Square who inspired Chanel for the shape of the The octagonal cap of her first perfume, Chanel N°5 recalls its geometry and proportions. Later on, the Première watch equally reminds of this aesthetic.

 

Coco Chanel lived in the Ritz , now there is a Jewelry shop, it’s very Paris, there are many photos of her on the place Vendôme. The big site of the Ritz is also still the Ritz, a part of the place Vendôme

From the 1920s onwards, Mademoiselle Chanel refused to "settle down" and stayed at the Ritz Hotel occasionally before she decided in 1937 to move in and rent a suite on the third floor.

Place Vendôme was one of her sources of inspiration. 

Today, directly facing her suite at the Ritz is the Chanel Fine Jewelry boutique which opened at number 18 in 1997

Place Vendôme is best known for being the main showcase for fine jewelry. Firms such as Cartier, Tiffany, Van Dinh Van Cleff, Chaumet, Rolex or Boucheron (the first, in 1893) and Mauboussin.

 

 

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