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Three decades after his death, French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg remains a complex and vivid figure within music and culture. Join us for a virtual screening of La Comédie-Française chante Gainsbourg and a special conversation with the incomparable Jane Birkin, Gainsbourg’s former partner; accomplished actor/musician Charlotte Gainsbourg, Birkin and Gainsbourg’s daughter; and Comédie-Française’s Rebecca Marder.
From Lady Gaga’s bespoke gown at President Biden’s inauguration to Beyoncé’s showstopper leather mini dress at the Grammy Awards, Maison Schiaparelli has made fashion headlines this year. CEO Delphine Bellini will talk about the fabulous heritage of this revolutionary Couture House and its unexpected revival.
In conversation with Olivier Gabet, director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Victoire de Castellane, creative director of Dior Joaillerie, will share her approach to jewelry and describe where she finds inspiration.
Virtual Wine Tasting
Vanessa Price, co-author of Big Macs & Burgundy, will examine the bolder side of Burgundy during this illuminating evening of surprising and indulgent pairings. Price will be joined by Nicole Muscari, wine advisor from Vivant, and Yannick Benjamin, Head Sommelier of The University Club.
Jeff Koons, one of the most important, influential, and popular artists of the post-war era, in a conversation with art historian Joachim Pissarro, will look back at his longstanding connection to France, focusing on his extraordinary exhibition in Versailles.
Melissa Errico and Adam Gopnik will discuss their recent collaborations for FIAF: the three-concert series, ll Parle, Elle Chante — Love, Desire & Mystery, and the CinéSalon series Out of the Dark: The Mystery of Film Noir.
Desire: January 28, 2021
Mystery: May 6, 2021
Broadway star Melissa Errico and New Yorker essayist and lyricist Adam Gopnik, through songs and conversation, investigate and illuminate the cycle that France first offered the world—of how love becomes desire, how desire is cloaked in mystery, and how then the mystery of desire reveals the madness of love again.
Co-presented by La Maison française of NYU, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, and FIAF
Three leading French cultural organizations based in New York bring together more than a dozen thinkers from the U.S. and France for a transatlantic festival investigating the state of liberté d’expression or free speech in the age of what has been called “cancel culture.”
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bordeaux, for centuries, has been a city where architecture and urban planning have manifested profound concepts on how citizens live together. Barry Bergdoll, art history and archaeology professor at Columbia University, and Fabrizio Gallanti, director of arc en rêve centre d’architecture in Bordeaux, explore the idea of “city” through this tour of Bordeaux’s past and present.
Meet Alice Zeniter and Omar El Akkad, two bestselling novelists who have used their work to explore ignored chapters in history, give voice to the disenfranchised, and challenge national myths.
The Left Bank, Paris’s engine of artistic innovation and political debate, has also been central to the Black experience in the City of Light. Kévi Donat of Le Paris Noir leads a tour exploring Black History across two centuries within a few blocks of this influential neighborhood.
A special screening of the Academy Award–nominated documentary short “Colette” is followed by a conversation with director Anthony Giacchino, producer Alice Doyard, and the film’s subjects Colette Marin-Catherine and Lucie Fouble, moderated by Philippe Sands.
Virtual Wine Tasting
Wine Tour de France 2021 kicks off with a Champagne and cheese tasting and masterclass. Ariel Arce, named the “Champagne Empress of Greenwich Village” by The New York Times, traces the evolution of Champagne and its most popular iteration: the Traditional Blended Brut.
Live from her studio in Paris, children’s book illustrator Kris Di Giacomo brings her colorful universe to TILT for the first time. Join the artist during a 30-minute workshop to learn to speak to French pigeons and discover their secrets!
Zut alors! Important artifacts have gone missing from the FIAF building. Join the Broken Box Kids Detective Agency to search for the criminal mastermind and return the stolen treasure to its home.
Drag Queen Story Hour returns to FIAF to create a virtual space where kids—and adults—can present themselves in their own fabulous ways and how they wish. Harmonica Sunbeam reads a selection of French and American favorites in English.
Is the popular Netflix series à la mode on the streets of Paris? Our panel of fashion experts and influencers, including Lola Rykiel, Jessica Michault, and Rebecca Leffler, discusses.
To mark the 20th anniversary of Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, the house’s founder discusses his radical vision that revolutionized the perfume industry with journalist Melissa Ceria.