From Paris to the world, a review of the year 201821.12.2018
2018 has been an eventful year. No less than 400 openings, private dinners and cocktail parties got the attention of Say Who photographers. In Paris, of course, but not only. This year, Say Who has infiltrated some of the major international events, from Milan Fashion Week to the Jean Paul Goude exhibition at Chanel Nexus Hall in Tokyo, as well as the latest edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. Among the faces that caught our attention, it is impossible not to mention Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami, a VIP duo seen on several occasions at Fondation Louis Vuitton or at Gagosian Gallery. On the fashion side, the winners of the LVMH Prize, Andam Fashion Awards, and the Hyères Festival were put in the spotlight. We will also remember Anna Wintour sitting front row at the Cavalli show in Milan, Bella Hadid on Kris Van Assche’s arm at Dior’s ball or all the private dinners: whether Cindy Bruna and Valery Kaufman invited by Babeth Djian to support the AEM association, or Hailey Baldwin and her supermodel friends at Madame Figaro’s table in Cannes. Cinema has also had its share of great moments: Penelope Cruz alongside Martin Scorsese and Karl Lagerfeld at the Cannes Film Festival. Not far away, the new musical geniuses Juliette Armanet, Eddy de Pretto, and Kiddy Smile were making a name for themselves. Back in Paris, Ben Gorham made a splash with the opening of his first Byredo boutique on rue Saint-Honoré. In Miami, his pop-up opening was not to be missed, while Luka Sabbat, Noah Dillon and (again!) Virgil Abloh were moving crowds at the brand new Artpark. 2018 was also a great year for contemporary art. Along with Fiac (and Katharina Grosse’s installation at Grand Palais), the awards ceremonies (Prix Émerige, SAM Art Projects or Prix Meurice), we will remember the exhibitions of Sophie Calle and Elmgreen & Dragset at Galerie Perrotin. Must also be mentioned: the “Basquiat-Schiele” exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton, the opening of the Carmignac Foundation in Porquerolles and, in Paris, the Giacometti Institute and Lafayette Anticipations. And these are just few of this year’s many highlights… Here’s a look back in fifty images.