The exhibition Orient-Hermès at the Institute du Monde Arabe (Institute of the Arab World) honours brilliant Leïla Menchari, who has been for many years the inspiration behind the famously spectacular window displays of the Hermès store at 24 Rue Faubourg Saint Honoré.
This exhibition looks at eight major window displays created by Leïla Menchari for Hermès. Inspired by childhood memories of Tunisia, and her various travels and encounters, Leïla Menchari assembles theatrical displays which feature artisan skills from around the Mediterranean.
Throughout the exhibition, mosaicists, metalworkers, glassblowers, stonecutters and Hermès saddlers will make appearances at the IMA to display their skills and accompany Menchari’s displays in the crossroads of cultures between the fashion design house Hermès and the Mediterranean tradition.
This exhibition runs from 19 March to 6 June.
Institut du Monde Arabe
1, rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard
Place Mohammed V