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Thomaï Serdari on Fine Arts & Luxury
Courtesy of Georges Dambier Archives

“Who’s That Girl? Georges Dambier: Fashioning the Fifties” Bonni Benrubi Gallery, March 24- May 27, 2011 I could not help but think of Tommy Hilfiger when I visited the Bonni Benrubi Gallery on Manhattan’s East 57th Street yesterday. Facing a delightful selection of works by the French photo-reporter Georges Dambier assembled for the exhibition “Who’s That Girl? Georges […]

Courtesy of Sotheby's Paris

“A work of art must in its modest sphere elevate the soul by its beauty.” Jean Puiforcat Very few people have patience for history. Most find it boring, futile and irrelevant. I challenge these views. For evidence, I present you with the example of Louis Victor Puiforcat, a French metal smith of the 18th century, who […]

Maison Charvet

The greatest compliment in the market of luxury goods comes from one’s competitor. When a rival firm wants to own another, it establishes pre-eminence for the target firm. Such is the case we have been watching closely in the last couple of months and which concerns competitors Hermès and Louis Vuitton. The price for Hermès’s […]