You are an entrepreneur, or about to launch your own venture? This breakfast will be the opportunity to meet similar profiles and share advice, insights and network.
Alice Zagury, a remarkable figure in the Parisian startup scene, will be here to give you some business advice. As a co-founder and CEO of The Family, a new concept of an ambitious infrastructure offering for startups, providing education, tools and access to capital, she will share with us her experience and explain how to navigate the world of entrepreneurship.
The V&A opens the largest ever Christian Dior exhibition in the UK.
From 1947 to the present day, the exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers. Through over 500 objects and over 200 rare Haute Couture garments, the exhibition highlights Dior’s total design vision. It also showcases across 11 sections, the exquisite skill and craftsmanship of the ateliers and successive designers from the House of Dior.
From horticulture to global travel and 18th-century decorative arts, the show reveals the sources of inspiration that defined the House of Dior’s aesthetic. From the daring designs of Yves Saint Laurent to the rational style of Marc Bohan, the flamboyance of Gianfranco Ferré, the exuberance of John Galliano, the minimalism of Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri’s feminist vision of fashion, the exhibition shows how each successive artistic director has stayed true to Dior’s vision of Haute Couture, while bringing their own creative sensibilities to the House.
A tale of two artists and brothers-in-law, ‘Mantegna and Bellini’ tells a story of art, family, rivalry, and personality.
Andrea Mantegna’s brilliant compositional innovation and Giovanni Bellini’s atmospheric, natural landscapes were groundbreaking – no one had seen anything like it before.
Following their respective careers in Padua and Venice, and Mantegna’s fame as court painter to the powerful Gonzaga family in nearby Mantua, ‘Mantegna and Bellini’ is the first-ever exhibition to explore the creative links between these artists.
It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see in London rare loans of paintings and drawings from around the world by two of the most influential artists of the Renaissance.
A David Hockney-designed stained glass window celebrating the Queen’s reign has been revealed at Westminster Abbey last September. Let’s seize the opportunity to be commented this 6.1m x 1.8m window to enjoy a private tour of the breathless Abbey.
This World Heritage Site with over a thousand years of history has many stories to tell: coronations, royal weddings, kings and queens, statesmen, poets, scientists and heroes, monks, choristers and knights, Romanesque and Gothic, Catholics and Protestants….
You will be stunned by its magnificent architecture, moved by its spirituality and surprised by its history.You will also have the opportunity to enter the Diamond Jubilee Galeries and to access the top of the Abbey to enjoy stunning views of London.
How can I give back – and give back well? Where shall I start? How can I make sure I am having an impact with my donation? How can I engage with my children and transmit our family values to them?
Many of us want to contribute to make the world a better place. However, giving money away in a meaningful way can sometimes be more complicated than making it.
Enjoy an engaging discussion with three philanthropy experts: Lucy Buck, Founder and CEO of Child’s i Foundation; Natascha Lander, Coordinator of UBS Global Visionaries; and Grégorie Muhr, Senior Philanthropy Advisor at UBS.
They will share with you their experience and their view on how passion can be the fuel for one’s philanthropy, but also underline the need for strategy, collaboration, innovation and ultimately evaluation in order to truly achieve impact.
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The self-trained designer began her career as a model back in the 1980s, before starting her namesake brand in 1990. Since then, her sleek sports-luxe aesthetic and refined tastes have garnered her countless patrons in the London fashion scene.
Her brand is a reflection of her own style sensibilities. A timeless elegance that breathes luxury while also designed for the everyday, resonating with women from all walks of life, from Angelina Jolie or Beyonce to Diana, Princess of Wales.
Recognised as a leading force in the fashion industry, Amanda was made an OBE for her services to British fashion in 2010. Amanda has also won numerous accolades, which includes three British Fashion Awards.
Meet a fashion expert with lots of insight and experience to offer!
Gaspard Koenig runs the classical liberal think-tank GenerationLibre, which he created in 2013 and which has been ranked among the Top European Think Tanks in the 2017 Global Go-To Report.
GenerationLibre is based on a strong and clear world view, usually referred to as “Classical Liberal”. It can be summed up in the phrase «to live and let live». In other words, if the State is a necessity – which it may not be – its sole purpose should be to help individuals to gain autonomy and emancipation. It follows that any moral value or planned social organisation is doomed to fail and a true threat to freedom.
Gaspard is a graduate from Ecole Normale Supérieure (in Philosophy), he worked as a speechwriter for the Finance Minister Christine Lagarde, and as a strategy adviser at the EBRD in London. He is a published author of novels and essays, and a columnist for various newspapers – including Les Echos. He is also teaching philosophy at Sciences-Po University.
Gaspard will share with The B&C Club his philosophical vantage point.
Judith Benhamou-Huet is a French journalist, independent curator and author specialized in art and the art market.
She is a weekly columnist for the French newspaper Les Echos and the magazine Le Point and regularly publishes articles related to art and the art market on her own blog “Judith Benhamou-Huet Reports” (https://judithbenhamouhuet.com).
She encounters artists, talks about artists, writes about exhibitions, about the value of art and the art market, and offers all the latest news from around the world. Direct, uncensored and with passion and curiosity.
She was recently named the curator of an exhibition dedicated to Ai Wei Wei at the Mucem museum in Marseille.
In addition to her weekly column in Le Point magazine since 2013 and her daiy column in Les Echos since 1993, Judith Benhamou-Huet is the author of numerous books about art and its market.