Côte d’Azur – French Riviera

In honor of our Men’s Spring 2017 Fashion Presentation’s Modern French Riviera theme we’re sharing some fun facts about this Mediterranean playground!

 

 

A157040merican icon and Oscar-winning actress, Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. The original “Royal Wedding” was aired on live television and was viewed by over 30 million people!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To this day the French Riviera is frequented by royalty, actors, models and celebrities. In 1923, Coco Chanel accidentally got a sunburn while vacationing along the coast and instantly popularized tans in fashion. Once desired fair skin was immediately a thing of the past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Riviera was a playground for the rich and famous but it was also a retreat for artists such as, Picasso, Matisse and Monet in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Here is a photograph of Pablo Picasso at his home in Cannes

 

 

 

 

 

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More than 13 major events/festivals take place along this Mediterranean coastline, including, Cannes Film Festival. The first Cannes Film Festival in 1946 marked the return of French cinema to world screens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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