“Le Vestiaire de Monsieur”: Frederic Malle opens the doors to his dressing room
It was in a narrow, almost secret street in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris that Frédéric Malle opened the doors of his olfactory dressing room. His new olfactory and visual exhibition, entitled “Le Vestiaire de Monsieur” (or “The Gentleman’s dressing room” in English), is centered around his greatest male creations, in a scenography dedicated to each of them: Bigarade Concentrée by Jean-Claude Ellena, French Lover by Pierre Bourdon, Vétiver Extraordinaire and Géranium pour Monsieur by Dominique Ropion, Monsieur by Bruno Jovanovic, and finally, Musc Ravageur and Uncut Gem by Maurice Roucel. This wardrobe is a trajectory tending towards masculine elegance, a point of dialogue between Gentleman’s sartorial demands and his rich cultural references. The colorful installations, illustrating each of these olfactory marvels, have enchanted Vincent Darré, Anne Berest, Pierre Hardy, Keren Ann, and Christian Louboutin, and resonated with Marc Chouarain’s live musical performance.
Photos: Valentin Le Cron