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October 6, 2021By Heidi EllisonWhat's New Potpourri
Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s "Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped" at night, just prior to its unwrapping. Photo © Paris Update
Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped” at night, just prior to its unwrapping. Photo © Paris Update
Arc de Triomphe sheds its wrapping

Sunday, October 3, was the last day of the art installation “Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped,” created by the late Christo and Jeanne-Claude, which delighted more than 800,000 visitors over a period of three weeks. Now the team will move on to the late artists’ final project, in Abu Dhabi. (The Guardian)

Confessions of an anti-vaxxer

A Frenchwoman who paid for false proof of vaccination tells how she thought she was protected from Covid because she was young but found out otherwise when she caught a severe case of the virus. (France 24)

Paris Fashion Week

Paris has gone back to its roots with the return of Fashion Week, which brought out the stars, with The Simpsons in the spotlight at Balenciaga. (The Guardian)

French startups booming

The news was excellent in 2020 for French startups in spite of Covid. They created thousands of new jobs but lagged behind in gender parity, with only 11 percent of women CEOs. (Euronews)

Dirty pictures

A porn site has produced a guide to erotic artworks in the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, causing dismay in the Paris museums. (The Local)

Fashionable design

Virgil Abloh’s brand Off-White has a new store designed by the agency AMO to echo its surroundings on the posh Place Vendôme. (Dezeen)

Inner-city Olympics

The Place de la Concorde, where royal heads once rolled during the French Revolution, will host the BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboarding and 3×3 basketball events during the Paris 2024 Olympics. (Archysport)



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