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Insider: Didier Grumbach

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Insider: Didier Grumbach

Five Places in Paris by Didier Grumbach
French fashion industry is unimaginable without an influential entrepreneur and a man at the very epicenter of it - Didier Grumbach. He is the president of the French Federation of Fashion and of Ready-to-Wear Couturiers and Fashion Designers (Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode) since 1998 and the chairman of French Fashion Couture and Ready-to-Wear Syndicate (Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture). It is the organization that determines which fashion houses are eligible to be named haute couture houses, a status protected by law in France, and which names appear in prestigious Paris fashion weeks. Grumbach's relationship with fashion started in the 1960's when together with Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé he co-founded Saint-Laurent Rive Gauche, one of the world's most prominent fashion houses. Later on, between 1968 and 1973, Grumbach collaborated with Hubert de Givenchy working on ready-to-wear or prêt-à-porter collection Givenchy Nouvelle Boutique. During this period he also founded Créateurs & Industriels, a company intended to promote relationships between production companies and designers and supported currently famous fashion designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake and others. In addition to that, Grumach authored Histoires de la Mode in 1993, a comprehensive book on fashion history containing colorful stories from his own and his colleagues' experience. The book has been translated into many languages and reprinted all across the world. To readers of Anothertravelguide.com Didier Grumbach recommends his five favorite addresses in Paris.
1. I would recommend starting a Paris tour by visiting Palais de Tokyo (13 Avenue du Président Wilson). It seems tremendously inspiring to me, as it's a new kind of museum, a new type of exhibition tradition. And there you will see not only art but also fashion and design exhibitions. It's a huge place which radiates a very strong energy. And it's an exciting place, too, especially for young people. Majority of museum have become something like churches nowadays. In contrast to that, Palais de Tokyo is literally bursting with life and triggers curiosity. I believe that it's an excellent contribution to the Paris cultural scene. Moreover, it is located opposite the Musée Galliera, a fashion and fashion history museum. This whole ensemble is definitely worth visiting. www.palaisdetokyo.com
2. Certainly, I like Place Georges-Pompidou or Beaubourg, as we Parisians call it. Yes, it's pretty cool! Liveliness sparkles around these two place - Palais de Tokyo and Place Georges Pompidou, yet I prefer Palais de Tokyo, simply because it's bigger and offers more chances for inspiration. www.centrepompidou.fr
3. I suggest visiting a bistro in Paris called Le Griffonnier (8 Rue des Saussaies), located near the best shops in the city. I have my lunch there when I am insanely busy and I eat it standing at a counter. It's interesting to watch people around you and to notice that they are in a huge haste, too. They are also eating standing up and devouring their food at incredible speed. It's not like in a restaurant, and I manage to think about 20 more matters at the same time without even noticing delicious Le Griffonnier food that I am eating. It's exceptionally good there, made of natural and simple ingredients and served with good wine. It's a quality that comes for a relatively high price, yet it is worth it. I like this place because it's a total opposite of my actual nature - I mean frantic eating like this.
4. There is a place in Paris where I purchase my socks. Alain Figaret chain of stores offers just exactly what I need. All the items are placed neatly in drawers according to their size there, and I just have to tell what I need, and it's done! When I have to buy some socks, I go to these stores, although they do offer much more. They also stand out with fine quality and swift service. Since I do not fancy internet shopping, Alain Figaret is a great option for me. Sales ladies are always very kind, yet they never force any advice. After all, what kind of advice can be given when all you need to know is your shoe size! www.figaret.com
5. I buy my shirts at Charvet Place Vendôme (28 place Vendôme), which was the very first specialized shirt store in Paris. It's fantastically convenient that they keep a database containing customers' measurements. It saves you from re-taking your measurements every time you need a new shirt. All you have to do is to phone or drop by, select a fabric, tell your name, and that's it! And then you just go and pick up your custom-made shirt. They are classical, but fit like a glove. I really love it that I do not have to wait - I just call them and tell my name. charvet.com

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Robert Schwalbe

Didier, Thank you for your guidance.
I will be in Paris in May for a few days and would enjoy meeting up for a coffee.
I recall our good days in New York in the 80's
Robert Schwalbe
RobertVSchwalbe@gmail.com

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