After a great 2022 and a much deserved Christmas rest, the streets of Paris are filled with new air and new energy for the new Year.
As the months to come will be full of events, exhibitions, new arrivals and the usual Fashion Week (discover our article on the Fashion Week) craze, discover MR Agency’s guide of must-do’s in Paris at the beginning of 2023.
Once again in 2023, Parisian museums and galleries will animate the cultural life of the city with their exhibitions & openings.
Fashion lovers who have not had the chance to catch last year’s top exhibitions cannot miss out on two dazzling retrospectives closing within the next months, such as “Shocking! The surreal world of Elsa Schiaparelli” at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs and “GOLD, Les Ors de Yves Saint Laurent” at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent, respectively open until the 22nd of January and 14th of May.
In the heart of the 4th arrondissement, the Foundation Azzedine Alaïa, founded by the legendary Tunisian couturier, will inaugurate an exhibition on the collaboration between the designer and the American photographer Arthur Elgort. “Azzedine Alaïa et Arthur Elgort, En liberté” will open its doors on the 23rd January and will showcase both archive creations of the maison and prints of Elgort’s shots.
New openings for the season also include a highly-anticipated immersive exhibition on Alfonse Mucha, a pivotal figure in the Art Nouveau movement in Paris, at the Grand Palais Ephèmere in the 7th arrondissement where, starting from the 22nd of March, visitors will be able to discover his delicate portraits and posters through an experience that will involve projections, perfumes and music.
The month of January will bring back the Fashion Week craze & excitement, starting with Men’s Fashion Week from the 17th to the 22nd of January, which will see the return to Parisian catwalks after years of absence of two beloved French brands – Saint Laurent and Margiela.
Immediately after, starting on the 23rd with Schiaparelli and until the 26th, Haute Couture Maisons will dazzle the fashion capitals with their new collections, once again celebrating the incredible French artistry and savoir faire.
Finally, Women’s Fashion Week will take place from Monday, February 27 to Tuesday, March 7, with a busy schedule and a great deal of expectation (for both established names and emerging designers), as revolutionary British designer Harris Reed will unveil his first collection for the historic house Nina Ricci.
To be up-to-date with all the shows, showrooms and events, check out our parter MODEM’s Fashion Week City Guide : https://www.modemonline.com/fashion/fashion-weeks.
Another crucial event of the Parisian calendar will be back from the 18th to the 23rd of January, as Maison & Objet will take place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center (see our article on the Maison & Objet show).
The B2B interior design trade fair is considered to be among the three most important European events for interior design and with each edition brings forward new concepts in terms of creativity, energy and use of materials.
“Taking Care” will be the central theme of Maison & Objet in 2023, as the presentations will be focused on the human relationship with the inner self, with the crafts and the environment.
Non professionals will get the opportunity to discover the innovations in term of design and interior decorations by exploring more than 100 galleries and showrooms that will open their doors to the general public, taking part in the initiative called “Maison & Objet in the City” and offering a rare opportunity to discover the work of designers, artisans and interior decorators.
In February, Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center will also host another major event dedicated to professionals of the fashion industry – Paris Première Vision (discover our article on the Première Vision pop-up in our location at Pavillon Rive Gauche).
The fair, which will take place between the 7th and 9th of February, will host more than 1,200 suppliers from all over the globe who will present their new products for the Spring-Summer 2024.
The New Year will also offer Parisian and tourists alike the pleasure to discover new, exclusive adresses for their shopping, dinner parties and free time.
At the prestigious Hotel de Crillon in the 8ème arrondissement, three-time Michelin start Paul Pairet is expected to delight Parisian palates with his avant-guarde cuisine set to open on the 18th January. The hotel’s new restaurant headed by the French chef, called “Nonos et Comestibles”, was conceived as a hybrid space which includes a brasserie – Nonos – and a gourmet épicerie – Comestibles, where customers will find the finest products for a snack in true Parisian fashion.
Another sumptuous addition to the neighborhood will be the soon-to-open 5 star hotel Maison Delano, born from a partnership between Groupe Accor and Katara Hospitality.
Located at 4 rue d’Anjou, just steps away from the fabled Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, this boutique hotel will offer his guests 56 exceptional rooms and suites, as well as a culinary concept by three-star Michelin Andalusian Chef Dani García, the self-defined “Artisan of Flavor” (discover our article on the organization of a concept store in a luxury hotel).Contact us
Rue Saint Honoré has also welcomed a new, fashionable occupant at 229, where Gucci has just opened it’s doors to its travel-dedicated boutique. The two-story boutique – “Gucci Valigeria” – is elegantly decorated with an interior inspired by luxury travel in the Belle Époque and is a must-visit during an afternoon in the most refined neighborhood of the city, just few steps away from the MR Agency offices.
Paris is always a good idea and take advantage these beginning of the year MR Agency tips to enjoy Paris this 2023 to the fullest.