Sofitel Hotel and Resorts has introduced its new travelling photo exhibit, ‘La Parisienne by Sofitel’, at the Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe. This new photo exhibition takes an intimate look at one of the world’s most captivating communities, les Parisiennes – the Parisian women who make the iconic city so chic and elegant.
La Parisienne by Sofitel is a two-part exhibition. The retrospective features 22 iconic photos of Parisians dating back to the 1950s from the photography collection of the famous French magazine ‘Paris Match’, including some shots from ‘Paris Match’ photographer Emanuele Scorcelletti. The contemporary aspect features 10 winning photos from the contest La Parisienne, photographed by amateurs and young professionals.
The travelling exhibition will begin a voyage in September 2016 that will take it to London, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Budapest before continuing on to other destinations. At each stop, La Parisienne by Sofitel will spend several weeks in a specific Sofitel hotel, allowing travellers all around the world to discover Paris – and the faces of Parisians – through the decades.
The travelling photo exhibition embodies a key Sofitel pillar: culture. As an ambassador of French elegance around the world, Sofitel makes it a point of honour to celebrate its French heritage via numerous cultural events linked to literature, fashion and art.
Since 2014, Sofitel photo exhibits have included Revealed by Sofitel, a photographic exhibition which captured the world’s greatest modern artists at work in the intimate setting of their workshops, curated by Olivier Widmaier Picasso, grandson of Pablo Picasso; Elles by Gilles Bensimon, which featured influential works by one of the most accomplished and well-known fashion photographers in the world; Brigitte Bardot Forever, which featured an exclusive selection of 30 photos that traced the French icon’s career; and Fashion Stills, which revealed a rare sneak peek at the secret world of haute couture.