Arnys Fall Winter 2011.12 with Francisco Lachowski
Jean Grimbert, and his brother Michel, are the proprietors of Arnys, the high-end clothing boutique in Paris started by their grandfather Jankel Grimbert, in 1933. The name Arnys, is a name synonymous with elegance and refined menswear in Paris…a Parisian institution.
Arnys Fall Winter 2011.12 Full Show
The incomparable elegance of Arnys is its inspiration drawn from the French costume of the eighteenth and transcended by British tailors in the last century giving it a final touch of nature. These are some 40 drawings of ties that are offered at each collection in 20 different colors. All clothing made in France or Italy is done by the best tailors and craftsmen. The materials are selected with great care.
About the film – The soundtrack featured taiko drums mixed in with western orchestral elements and was inspired by the documentary on the incredible German choreographer Pina Bausch. After the show is over and the soundtrack ends, the models come out for the finale to the opening bars of Marylin Manson’s “The Beautiful People”. The show was held at the beautiful Maison de l’Amérique Latine in the 6th arrondissement and it was totally jam packed with standing room only.
The 6th arrondissement
The 6th arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of Paris, France. It includes world famous educational institutions such as the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and the Académie française, the seat of the French Senate as well as a concentration of some of Paris’s most famous monuments such as Saint-Germain Abbey and square, St. Sulpice Church and square, the Pont des Arts and the Jardins du Luxembourg.
Situated on the left bank of the River Seine, this central arrondissement which includes the historic districts of Saint-Germain-des-Prés (surrounding the Abbey founded in the 6th century) and Luxembourg (surrounding the Palace and its Gardens) has played a major role throughout Paris history and is well known for its café culture and the revolutionary intellectualism (see: Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir) and literature (see: Paul Éluard, Boris Vian, Albert Camus, Françoise Sagan) it has hosted.
With its world famous cityscape, deeply rooted intellectual tradition, prestigious history, beautiful architecture and central situation, the arrondissement has long
been home to French intelligentsia. It is a major localization for art galleries and one of the most fashionable districts of Paris as well as Paris’ most expensive area. The arrondissement is one of France’s richest district in terms of average income, it is part of Paris Ouest alongside the 7th, 8th, 16th arrondissements and Neuilly, but has a much more bohemian and intellectual reputation than the others.