25 July 2012

Paris (Part 3 - Les arts Decoratif)

Hi all,

Part 3... I went to the museum Les arts Decoratifs, which is near the Louvre. We decided not to go into the Louvre because the crowds were so huge, and the weather outside was so lovely. It would have taken us a week to go around the whole thing! However in Les arts Decoratifs there was an exhibition on that we went to which was Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs. It looked at the label from the start in the 1800's, the trunks he used to make (amazing, I wish people travelled with them nowadays) up to Marc Jacobs collections for the label. Unfortunately no photos allowed, but I have ordered the book on amazon (so much cheaper than in the museum shop) so when that arrives I can give you a sneak peak :)

We wandered around the rest of the museum (which was so quiet) and I took a few photos here and there...
This was in the jewelary section. I loved the contrast between the flower and the purple gems.
This is the handle of a vase, I am pretty sure that they are flowers dipped in wax. So pretty!
Here is one of the many amazing examples of french style furniture. I love this wardrobe, its so ornate.
Another wardrobe, this one was pretty spectacular as well with the pattern on the surface of the wood.
Hermes circa 1952. It was just like the details had been painted onto the fabric.
Similar to before (can't remember whose design this is..) there was beading on this one as well.

Similar to before, this time knitted!
This very ornate corset is a design by madame Rompard circa 1900
Various hats adorned with flowers. Ascot anyone???
This one had my eyes going funny :) by Lanvin 1970

This is a bed and a half! Love it.
How beautiful is this art deco stain glass window.

xox Niamh xox


  1. Great Pictures. Seems like it was a interesting Day

    1. It was, I had a really great birthday. The Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs exhibition was amazing, and I really enjoyed the rest of the museum aswell.
      Thank you for your comment :) x