What to see, eat, drink in Paris this Fashion Week – WWD

PARIS – Paris Fashion Week is in full swing and with it a plethora of new boutiques, restaurants and exhibitions to discover.

Shops that pop

The Engineer Chevallier finds its origins in 1740, when the grandfather of Jean Gabriel Augustin Chevallier became optician of the king of France Louis XV. Chevallier went on to invent the microscope and opera binoculars, his company subsequently becoming the official supplier to the French army. Now owned by the family eyewear specialist Maison Bonnet, its boutique on rue des Pyramides, first opened in the 1920s, has been revamped by the famous designer Pierre Bonnefille. It will offer limited-edition models handcrafted in Burgundy by a master craftsman alongside selections from high-end niche brands.

Long live the queen — knits and stripes. Sonia Rykiel opened a pop-up store on rue Tony Royale on Monday, distilling the colorful and graphic universe of the late French designer in a space of 120 square meters, where bright colors are juxtaposed with brushed metal, mirrors and decor in fishnet, and there are also references to Rykiel’s love of books. Like their New York counterparts, Parisian shoppers will be able to get their hands on signature Rykiel Forever knitwear, glitzy Velvet Strauss designs and the ‘May ’68’ fall 2022 collection.

From Thursday to Sunday, the Kitsuné flagship on rue de Richelieu will be transformed into “Kitsuné Market”, a retro pop-up inspired by Korean culture and 80s convenience stores around the work of artist and illustrator Tree13, creator of anime-inspired illustrated campaign for the French label. And for anyone wanting a taste of Kitsuné’s Korean adventures, its nearby Louvre outpost will be offering an exclusive menu with Paris-based Korean pastry chef Monsieur Caramel from Thursday through October 31.

Arive lands in Paris and teams up with Vestiaire Collective just in time for fashion week. The Munich-based app delivers a curated collection of products from its Marais “cloudstore” to its doorstep in 60 minutes. This includes authenticated pieces ranging from Celine sunglasses, wellies from Bottega Veneta, Jackie bag from Gucci to Fendi baguettes. Focused on iconic accessories, new items will join the collection every week. Normal selection is still available on the app, meanwhile. Arive’s goods are delivered via its fleet of eco-friendly bikes to solve even the most pressing fashion week emergency. —Lily Templeton and Rhonda Richford

Engineer Chevallier

17 Rue des Pyramides, 75001

Sonia Rykiel

18 Royal Street, 75001

Kitsune Market

Appear: 52 Rue de Richelieu, 75001

Coffee: 2 Place André Malraux, 75001


On line: Ariveapp.com

At the store: 3 Rue Portefoin, 75003

Gastronomy — and drinks

To kick off the 15th anniversary celebrations of his eponymous perfume brand, Kilian Hennessy is hosting a pop-up bar at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée during Paris Fashion Week, until October 9. There, people can experience fragrances from Kilian Paris’ five olfactory families, including Les Citrus Frais and Les Fleurs Narcotiques. Personalized olfactory consultations are also offered. Also on the menu are signature cocktails from the Plaza Athénée inspired by Kilian perfumes. Events are scheduled in 15 capitals around the world to celebrate the brand’s anniversary.

Paris is at your feet — and Instagram feed — from the terrace of Bonnie, the latest Paris Society restaurant and club on the 15th and 16th floors of the SO/Paris hotel, where lobster rolls, an impressive Cobb salad and a string of mouth-watering cocktails are almost eclipsed by the breathtaking view. The mirrored ceiling that extends onto the terrace and the kaleidoscopic elements are part of “The Seeing City”, an immersive work of art, where light and weather are part of an ever-changing display. It’s by Ólafur Eliasson and Sebastian Benham, with the participation of Studio Other Spaces.

Perched 55 meters above sea level on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower with breathtaking views of the Trocadero, Madame Brasserie owes its name to the Iron Lady herself and the local, seasonal and not-so-traditional French cuisine imagined by starred chef Thierry Marx. His stated challenge “was to make a simple, healthy and enjoyable kitchen that is as durable as the monument itself”. On the menu, classics such as onion soup or snails in garlic butter with herbs, alongside quinoa from Île-de-France around Paris and a vegetable pavlova.

Michelin-starred chef Bruno Verjus has described himself as “a being from the sea”, so for the freshly opened 65-seat Cavalieri restaurant, he wanted diners to experience “a form of magic” that will transport them “by sea, by boat”. , ready to discover new horizons.” No need for a compass to orient yourself towards fresh vegetables with a swirl of za’atar oil, the catch of the day with a side zucchini “pizza” or a chocolate mousse with a sprinkle of chili flakes and candied olives on the menu executed by brothers Kevin and Cristian Stradaioli. —LT and Jennifer Weil

Hotel Plaza Athénée x Kilian Paris

25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008


10 Rue Aggripa d’Aubigné, 75004

Open every day. Lunch from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., dinner from 7 p.m. to midnight

Madam Brewery

First floor of the Eiffel Tower, 75007

Entrance through the south pillar

Catering all day, with two services for lunch (noon and 1:30 p.m.) and dinner (6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.). Reservations recommended.


71 Avenue Paul Doumer, 75001

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

art attack

The Musée d’Orsay, in collaboration with the Munich Museum in Oslo, is offering an exhibition dedicated to the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. Sixty years of his creative work imbued with symbolism are exhibited there.

On the other side of the Seine, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris offers an exhibition dedicated to the artist Oskar Kokoschka, entitled “Enfant Terrible à Vienne”. It marks the first retrospective of the work of the Austrian and retraces 70 years of his creation of images.

Sergei Pavlov, winner of the American Vintage Photography Award at the 36th edition of the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories in Hyères, presents a personal series, entitled “Sea Songs”, composed of nine photos in black and white in two of the fashion brand’s Paris boutiques.

American photographer Gray Malin traveled to Paris to capture the best dogs, including public relations guru Lucien Pagès’ pugs, at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée and around the city. The “Dogs of Paris” series will be unveiled on Tuesday, on the artist’s website graymalin.com.

—JW and LT

Orsay Museum

“Edward Munch. A poem of life, love and death”, until January 22, 2023

1 Rue de la Legion d’Honneur, 75007

Paris Museum of Modern Art

“Oskar Kokoschka: Enfant Terrible in Venice”, until February 12, 2023

11 Avenue du President Wilson, 75116

American clothes

“Sea Songs”, until Saturday

62 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002

32 Rue Etienne Marcel, 75001