Inhabit the Parisian world of Art Nouveau, the architectural and decorative style so essential to the city’s character. Over a century after the creation of Art Nouveau, the vitality lingers (in Paris and all over Europe). Look around for its sinuous, flowing shapes and unapologetic embrace of nature: at a Paris Metro entrance or in the interior design of your little hotel. Match its energy and passion with your own evocative garments from Jane’s Vanity. Then, take a Parisian stroll...
To 29, Avenue Rapp, the home of architect Jules-Aime Lavirotte. Contemplate his lavish Garden of Eden entrance in your Klements Lucid Frieda Dress, a short skimmer in psychedelic print silk.
Cruise through the Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann, an Art Nouveau paradise for shoppers. The correct attire must be your slinky Aureta Heaven Dress from Olivia Von Halle. On the 3rd floor of the atrium, venture along the mid-air Glasswalk to gaze up to the incredible dome overhead.
At 16, Rue La Fontaine, admire the whiplash scrollery of Hector Guimard’s Castel Beranger apartments. Silk pajamas are in order: the Collette Aqua Pajamas from Morpho + Luna with their vision of orchids, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Sink into the lobby of Hotel Regina, 2 Place des Pyramids, the site of many movie scenes. Its rainbow of floral motifs recall the Fleuriste Lingerie Set from Gilda & Pearl that you just happen to be wearing. It is your gesture of artistic solidarity, in sheer tulle embroidered with multi-color florals and burnished with a touch of gold.
End your day at Maxim’s, 3, Rue Royale, the classic Art Nouveau evening destination. Feel totally Belle Epoque in Olivia Von Halle’s bias-cut Bettina Willow Dress. The olive bronze silk features a dramatic front closure of covered buttons to mid-calf. Long balloon sleeves sweep to a stylish bow accent at wrist.
Art Nouveau was a liberating response to the Industrial Age. It dared to imagine something fresh and “new.” Let its charmingly surrealistic style inspire your dreams, your travels, your loveliest works of art from Jane’s Vanity.