We started out the day with lunch at L’Avenue with our Paris-based friend James Lieber.
Thanks for lunch, James!
After lunch, MrB and I headed to an exhibition of graffiti art called Born in the Streets. I was thrilled to be able to wear my new Francis graffiti dress while surrounded by graffiti. It was the real-life version of my Alexander McQueen dress project.
The backgrounds I’m standing against were painted outside the building in honor of the exhibit inside. But as we walked away, I noticed other, less-official-looking graffiti. This van had “Police” scrawled on the front and “Flics” (French slang for police) on the side.
The entrance of the nearby Metro station was also covered in graffiti.
On the way to the Metro, I was intrigued to see a woman walk by wearing shoes that were the same color as mine, so I took a photo of her too.
MrB and I ended the day with a bistro meal at an outside table, enjoying white wine, perfect weather and le second-hand smoke.
UPDATED TO ADD: Thanks to everyone who told me the Ossie Clark news. I’ve actually known about this for more than a week now via my friend Al Radley, but I was unable to say anything ahead of the official announcement. I think it’s for the best. Al can relicense the name to someone who won’t make a mess out of it. As for what happened, the CEO, Roland Green, seemed like a reasonable guy. However, I thought Avsh Alom Gur wasn’t the right designer for the brand and that the financial backer, Marc Worth, didn’t have the proper strategy to make it a success. I hope to see the line revived again at a lower price point…with me as creative director, of course!