June 14 2013
The House of DUVELLEROY
The House of Duvelleroy was a sleeping beauty for fifteen years before Raphaëlle de Panafieu and Eloïse Gilles, two young women in love with traditions and French know-how took over and raised the image of this family House of high fashion fan makers.
Flourishing and famous in the 19th century but old-fashioned since the 70s, the House and its treasures were remaining asleep in the memories and records of its heir, Michel Maignan. The meeting of the old man with the two entrepreneurs in 2010 gave a new breathe to this sleeping beauty just waiting for a look and a kiss to be reborn.
The beautiful exhibition: “The House of Duvel, Past-Present” by the Museum of Decorative Arts, is a great testify of this.
Collecting the history of the House of Duvelleroy is knowing one of the most gracious establishments of the French heritage, it’s drawning from oblivion one of the most admirable knowledge of the hexagonal heritage, it’s also finding or imagining the most beautiful balls and more dazzling toiletries from the past century.
Fan Museum : 2 bd Starsbourg 75010 Paris
Museum of Decorative Arts, until 31 July 2013.