The capital of 19th century refinement and New York City, the upstart challenger, vie for cultural supremacy.

At The Museum of the City of New York from October 3, 2008 to February 22, 2009, Paris/New York: Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940 explores the period between the world wars when Paris, the capital of 19th century refinement, and New York City, the upstart challenger, vied for cultural supremacy.

Creative Energy

The 1920s and ’30s witnessed a burst of creative energy in the fields of architecture, design, and fashion. Shaping new styles of buildings and furnishings, redefining fashion, and giving visual form to avant-garde performing arts, architects and designers forged a still-influential modern aesthetic. Between the world wars, no two cities engaged in a more fertile conversation than Paris and New York.

Paris/New York: Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940 explores not only architecture and design, but also film, fashion, and the performing arts. Styles from Art Deco to neo-romanticism are examined along with the work of such legendary figures as Helena Rubinstein, Coco Chanel, Salvador Dali, and Josephine Baker. The exhibition brings together never-before-exhibited drawings, furnishings, decorative objects, costumes, photographs, posters, and films.


La Fée will be in attendence serving absinthe traditionally as well as a few Death in the Afternoons & Absinthe Sours! We’ve got five pairs of tickets to the patrons’ preview and reception on Thursday, October 2nd (plus membership to the museum) to give away. Just enter our free draw:

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