paris: picaflor

launching tue - jan 26 at galerie des galeries is picaflor, an exhibition by dior homme's creative director kris van assche. the show is the third edition of the hyères encore series, organised by the gallery and the annual villa noailles fashion contest in southern france. on display is an installation of 12 interactive man-size 'mirror flowers' created by american artist matt saunders with whom the designer has collaborated on his womenswear s/s 10 runway presentation. the core of each 'mirror flower' reveals multiple aspects of kris van assche's creative universe through image, sound and smell. additionally, portraits of 22 women who participated in the runway show will also be showcased as if to counterbalance the 12 'mirror flowers'. location: 40 boulevard haussmann, 1st floor [st.-honoré]. © gaëtan bernard