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Rodin sculptures meets Mapplethorpe photos in Paris art show

By Johnny Cotton PARIS (Reuters) - A new exhibition exploring connections between beloved French sculptor August Rodin and controversial U.S. photographer Robert Mapplethorpe has brought a hint of seedy 1980s New York to the heart of Paris. Born in different centuries and on opposite sides of the Atlantic, the choice to juxtapose the two artists may at first appear far-fetched.

Rodin sculptures meets Mapplethorpe photos in Paris art show

By Johnny Cotton PARIS (Reuters) - A new exhibition exploring connections between beloved French sculptor August Rodin and controversial U.S. photographer Robert Mapplethorpe has brought a hint of seedy 1980s New York to the heart of Paris. Born in different centuries and on opposite sides of the Atlantic, the choice to juxtapose the two artists may at first appear far-fetched.

Sculptors Moore, Rodin meet in English country garden

By Li-mei Hoang MUCH HADHAM, England (Reuters) - Nestled in the idyllic English countryside just north of London, the home of British sculptor Henry Moore is playing host to one of France's most revered artists, Auguste Rodin, for the first time. Rodin, renowned the world over for works like his bronze "The Thinker" and "The Kiss" made from marble, will be displayed alongside Moore in a new exhibition that explores the parallels and differences between the two sculptors.

Dries Van Noten sparkles at Paris fashion

Belgian designer Dries Van Noten on Wednesday sent out a collection combining boxy men's tailoring with ostrich feathers and sequins in the show-stopping surroundings of Paris's Hotel de Ville. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour was among the Belgian's many admirers who applauded from the front row. Looks included a collegiate-style striped coat and scarf teamed with dark trousers and a delicate white blouse. Another featured a red, white and blue flapper-style dress worn with a long polo neck sweater and brogues.

H&M makes Paris fashion debut

Swedish cheap chic fashion giant H&M takes to the catwalk at Paris fashion week for the first time on Wednesday, hard on the heels of its Helen Hunt Oscar coup. Best supporting actress nominee Hunt bucked the trend for haute couture by teaming an enormous diamond necklace with a strapless navy blue H&M gown at last Sunday's ceremony. The show, featuring 25 outfits for autumn/winter 2013, will take place in the spectacular surroundings of Paris's Rodin Museum dedicated to the works of French sculptor August Rodin.
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