Art at the Grand Palais, décor by Lagerfeld

By Emmy Lee | Posted on September 21st, 2012

The interior of the Grand Palais in Paris, an amazing glass and iron and steel structure originally constructed for the Universal Exhibition in 1900, has been conceptualized and designed for the 26th edition of the Biennale des Antiquaires, by the inimitable creative genius Karl Lagerfeld. The fair, which continues through Sunday, features 122 exhibitors selling wares ranging from the 3rd Century B.C. to the 21st Century and includes art, objects and jewellery. The multi-talented designer has created a space which includes a giant blue-and-white hot air balloon which hovers above white booths, streetlamps and murals of Parisian landmarks. He’s even created posters for the fair as well as t-shirts and umbrellas. Lagerfeld was enthusiastic about working in the space stating, “I like antique dealers and everything the Biennale represents, and I love the Grand Palais, which is my favorite place in Paris. I have so many memories there of Chanel runway shows with their outsized decor…”


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