• 23 Feb

    A cabaret of original costumes!

    Paris likes to celebrate culture in the most unexpected manners and places… For its 150th anniversary, the Intercontinental Hotel of Paris, a neighbor of Hotel Regencia, chose to hold one exhibition a month, each dedicated to one of the arts. In the month of February, it is dance.

    You only have a week left to embark on a journey of wonder and fantasy… The Théâtre National de Chaillot, located just behind the Trocadéro – the Universal Exhibition pavilion in front of the Eiffel Tower which is now home to the Paris Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the Navy – lent a number of its historical costumes to the hotel.

    Many of the exposed garments come from the hand and vision of renowned costume designer Françoise Tournafond, who created the stage wardrobe of all the performers for the 2005 Argentine musical Mambo Mistico, exuberant dresses and feather coats of a late 19th century Buenos Aires. Costumes by Christian Gasc – a many time winner of the Césars, the French Oscars – are also on display.

    And do not miss the rest of the birthday celebrations: March will be dedicated to literature, April to Architecture and Sculpture with a promising exhibition about the history of the opera district, and May to cinema, with a display of 40 years of Cannes festival movie posters. June will close the event with a series of concerts.