Le Bon Marché paints the Left Bank in bubble gum pink, flamenco red and giant polka dots during an ebullient immersive and very visual exhibition dubbed “Olé Olé” with artist Rossy de Palma, from August 26 to October 15. Known for her contagious joie de vivre and as a muse to filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, Rossy de Palma invites visitors to discover her exuberant and offbeat world, from the display windows on rue de Sèvres all the way to the store’s second floor, home to “Villa Rossy”, an imaginary house that illustrates her unique fantasy world.
Bridging dreams and fiction, and inspired by domed houses in reinforced concrete of the 60s, “Villa Rossy” proposes a wondrous architecture where the ideal living spaces of the artist’s dream home come together. The singular setting proposes a curated selection of products conceived with designers Kari Gueham, Monica Ceño, Olivier Bernoux, Oscar Mora and Etienne de Swardt.
Rossy de Palma has also created a collection of colorful accessories featuring her effigy in partnership with Le Bon Marché. Matchboxes, Marseille tarot cards and totebags are all available in the Rossy boutique in the exhibition space on the second floor of the store.
What’s more Le Bon Marché is putting Rossy de Palma in the spotlight for three exceptional performances on September 13, 20 and 27, during which she shares her secrets, big and small. The joyful and intimate shows will welcome up to 300 people.
From Madrid to Baja California, from Colombia to Chile and from Valencia to the Balearic Islands, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche morphs into a celebration of Iberian and South American craft, brimming with non-conformist creativity and a touch of surrealist fantasy.
Throughout the “Olé Olé” exhibition, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche and Rossy de Palma are supporting UNESCO. Visitors can also make micro-donations at the exhibition.