Finally Coming Together

The Cité de la Mode, aka Docks en Seine, aka “Ce truc vert” (“That green thing”) on the Quai d’Austerlitz is finally coming to life after a four-year delay. The fashion business school is all settled in, and a few design shops (PGL by Pigalle concept store, Le Pop-Up Store, Silvera Outdoor) and Café Prliné tearoom have opened. There are two temporary exhibits on Rei Kawakubo and Cristóbal Balenciaga as part of the “hors murs” series by the Musée Galliera. The rooftop garden isn’t quite ready (supposedly opens May 30th), but word on the street is that the nightclub Le Baron will be hosting “avant garde” parties up there, and the guys behind the Social Club and Silencio are opening an experimental restaurant/cultural space called “Wanderlust”.

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