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Nine new picks to keep you going through Fashion Week

Curated by Lily Templeton & Matthew Yarborough

While all eyes are on the catwalks, awaiting Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut at Dior, Olivier Theyskens’ return to the catwalks and a new era at Valentino, keep your own eyes on the prizes of the week.

This year, Paris’ Nuit Blanche has teamed up with the Crazy Horse to promise a titillating evening of enchantment. On the evening of 1 October, the gardens of the Petit Palais will be filled with the lovely nymphs (or should we say sirens) of the Crazy Horse as they hope to guide Italian hero Poliphile towards his one true love Polia.

Le Petit Palais, 1 Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris, 1 October 19h – 1h

From 1 October, Less is More Projects invites you to discover Dries Van Noten favorite Gill Button’s paintings of the Marchesa Luisa Casati, the eccentric Italian aristocrat who lived at the Ritz and squandered her fortune on jewels and ball gowns. For the fashion savvy, Button’s paintings of the Marchesa inspired Dries Van Noten’s AW16 collection.

Gill Button – The Divine Marchesa
Less is More Projects, 5 rue du Dahomey, 75011, Paris, +33 6 74 15 43 94.

The newest exhibit at the Paris branch of the esteemed Gagosian finds Duane Hanson’s highly detailed lifelike sculptures juxtaposed against Olivier Mosset’s stark canvases. The unlikely duo seeks to define human perception from their chosen ends of the artistic spectrum — hyperrealty vs. stoic minimalism.

Duane Hanson & Olivier Mosset at the Gagosian
Gagosian Gallery of Paris, 4 rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris, +33 1 75 00 05 92

For their new range of liquid lipsticks, NARS drew inspiration from the nightlife and freedom of the 1970s. The Oil Infusion Complex coupled with the new doe-foot applicator promise plush and enriching coverage worthy of Studio 54.

NARS Velvet Lip Glidenarscosmetics.com

From 26 September, visitors to Rue Saint Honoré mainstay Colette will have the chance to check out their gallery exhibition of Arthur Elgort photography entitled “Fashion, Jazz, and Ballet.” In the words of the photographer: “Fashion might be what sells, but a girl on a subway could be fashion, a jazz musician in a club could be fashion, and a ballerina at the barre could be too.”

Arthur Elgort
Colette, 213 rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, +33 1 55 35 33 90

Punk rockers and sea lovers alike will enjoy the CHELSEA space’s new exhibition Sheila Rock: From Punk to the English Sea. The show features Rock’s portraits of punk icon Jordan (a former muse of both Vivienne Westwood and Derek Jarren, but also includes a collection of recent portraits documenting life along the English coastline.

“Sheila Rock: From Punk to the English Sea”
CHELSEA space, Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1 4JU, +44 20 7514 6983

The spicy-woodsy notes of Padparadscha Noir, the first perfume of French jewelry brand Satellite and its founder Sandrine Dulon, imprint themselves into the skin like a memory yet to be formed. Named after the rare pink-orange sapphire, this scent is housed in a rare champagne gold bottle which reflects everything, including an image of the woman who inspired this scent: a curiously charismatic character who walks life with open, guileless eyes.

Padparadscha Noir, Eau de Parfum, satelliteparis.com

If the silver color of Strivectin Lab‘s Silver Peel-Off Purifier isn’t enough to convince you to try it, just know that this exclusive new creation doesn’t just look good on, it also leaves your skin softly luminescent once it has worked its magic on your skin. Shock-a-block with Strivectin’s NIA-114 active ingredient and impurities-busting silver, it will leave you looking like you had a weekend away after just 15 minutes. #nofilterneeded

Silver Peel-Off Purifier, strivectin.com

If you’re on the market for a blush that gives just a hint of color to the cheeks and is exquisitely packaged, look no further than Serge Lutens‘ latest offering, a blusher aptly called Le Soupir de l’Ange (the Angel’s Sigh) and its dual pinks. Its delicate hue will give just the right touch of color to cheeks already paling in the autumn sun.

Blush “Le Soupir de l’Ange”, Serge Lutens, sergelutens.com