Who better to celebrate one of Paris’s most established fashion institution “Le Bon Marché’s” 160th birthday than the legendary French fashion icon Catherine Deneuve herself? And how you ask? From September 8 – October 6, 3-D comic illustrations by graphic novelist and illustrator Marjane Satrapi depicting Catherine Deneuve will grace the window displays of the Bon Marche as well as a documentary directed by Loic Prigent both highlighting what she loves best about Paris’s Left Bank….
Le Bon Marché will set up a temporary screening room on its ground floor from Sept. 15 to Oct. 27 to screen the documentary “Catherine Deneuve Rive Gauche” (“Catherine Deneuve Left Bank” in English), which will also be broadcast on cable television channel Paris Première as part of a week-long Deneuve festival (diaries this!)
Asked to describe the spirit of the Left Bank, the “Belle de Jour” star said: “Relaxation, freedom, fantasy…Being able to go from the Café de Flore to the Panthéon cinema and buy a book on the way.”
A limited edition of 160 boxed sets, containing all 10 illustrations, will be sold for 900 euros, with a percentage of profits going to the nearby Necker hospital for sick children.
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