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Situation de la haute Couture française. Description des grandes maisons de couture. PARIS — The show is over. But without the star. In the absence of André Courrèges, the Callas of French haute couture, the winter collections unvelled this summer have been like an opera sung by the chorus alone. And such performances can be boring even when the chorus is excellent. At the height of his glory, Courrèges has abandoned art for industry, the hand-sewn for ready-to-wear and the clientele of Society for the ordinary Mme Durand.
Portrait de Sonia Delaunay When in 1970, Georges Pompidou, President of the Republic of France, came to visit Richard Nixon, President of the United States, he gave him, in the name of France, a present: a painting by Sonia Delaunay. It was a connoisseur's graceful homage to one of the artists who has strongly marked the physiognomy of our time.