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Did you miss one of our recent talks or performances? Watch available event recordings below!

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Tribute to Virgil Abloh

A Conversation with Faye McLeod, Florence Müller, Ansel Thompson, and Matthew Yokobosky

Thursday, November 17, 2022
Followed by a Cocktail Reception
In Person and Livestreamed
FIAF Skyroom
In English

Moderated by Claude Grunitzky

Join us for a discussion in homage to Virgil Abloh, one of the most influential fashion designers of the last few decades. One year after his tragic passing, we remember Abloh’s legacy as the iconic founder of Off-White and the Creative Director of Menswear for Louis Vuitton. Presented in partnership with Institut Français de la Mode.

Rendez-Vous LIVE

The Restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris

Online: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
6:30pm ET
In French • 60 min

Three years ago, the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, one of France’s most historic landmarks, was nearly destroyed in a tragic fire. Learn about the restoration efforts and their progress during this virtual discussion with National Geographic journalist Robert Kunzig and Jérémie Patrier-Leitus, Director of Communication, Development and Cultural Programming for the public establishment dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral.

Celebrating Molière's 400th Birthday

Modernizing Molière:
A Talk with Adam Gopnik and Erica Schmidt

In Person + Livestreamed:
Thursday, March 24, 2022
FIAF Skyroom
In English

Acclaimed author and essayist Adam Gopnik and Broadway director Erica Schmidt discuss Molière’s extraordinary literary and theatrical body of work and reveal its relevance in today’s world.


En avant, la musique!

Hosted by Anthony Roth Costanzo

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
In Person & Livestreamed
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Performances by Anthony Roth Costanzo, Paul Beaubrun, Pauline Jean, Malika Zarra, and a quartet from the New York Philharmonic

An evening of song, music, and conversation with performances by New York Philharmonic Artist-in-Residence Anthony Roth Costanzo, Roots/Blues artist Paul Beaubrun, Haitian-American songstress Pauline Jean, singer/composer/producer Malika Zarra, and a quartet from the Philharmonic. From the poetic work of Berlioz to the rhythm of Blues and Jazz, the program showcases the rich and longstanding exchange between musical traditions and languages like French and Creole.


Dreaming of DIOR

A Conversation with Marie-France Pochna and Matthew Yokobosky

Thursday, January 13, 2022
In Person and Livestreamed
FIAF Skyroom

Christian Dior remains one of the most renowned and influential fashion designers of the 20th century. Marie-France Pochna, author of Christian Dior: Destiny: The Authorized Biography, and Matthew Yokobosky, who collaborated on the Brooklyn Museum’s current exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, will speak about the visionary couturier. A Q&A and book-signing will follow.


Greener, Bolder, More Inclusive:
Toward More Livable Cities

Roundtable with Pierre-André de Chalendar, Kathryn Wylde, and Thaddeus Pawlowski; Moderated by Diane Brady

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
In Person and Livestreamed • In English
Followed by a Q&A and Reception
FIAF Skyroom

Roundtable discussion with Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman of Saint-Gobain; Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO of the Partnership for New York City; and Thaddeus Pawlowski, Managing Director of the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at Columbia University. Moderated by Diane Brady, Assistant Managing Editor of Forbes.


The Future of Luxury in the US

Breakfast with Anish Melwani, Chairman & CEO of LVMH Inc
In Conversation with Author Erwan Rambourg

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
In Person and Livestreamed • In English
Followed by a Q&A and Networking Session
FIAF Skyroom

Meet Anish Melwani, Chairman & CEO of LVMH Inc at an exclusive breakfast at FIAF. Author Erwan Rambourg will interview Melwani about the ever-increasing demand for iconic luxury goods in the US and its impact on LVMH, particularly in terms of sustainability and consumer identity.

Rendez-Vous LIVE

Inside Château de Haroué

Conversation with Princess Minnie de Beauvau-Craon and Victoria Botana de Beauvau-Craon

Thursday, October 14, 2021
6:30pm ET
Live from the Château • In French

Free for FIAF Members!

Discover the splendor of Château de Haroué, an unrivaled treasure of Gallic culture and heritage in the Lorraine region of France. Princess Minnie de Beauvau-Craon and her daughter, Victoria Botana de Beauvau-Craon take us inside their home and discuss their efforts to keep the castle’s legacy alive. Moderated by JC Agid.

Burning Brighter Film Festival 2021

Roundtable: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in French and American Cinema

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Livestreamed In Person and Online • In English
FIAF Tinker Auditorium

In this roundtable discussion, a panel of French and American filmmakers, producers, and talent managers will discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion in the film industries of both countries.

Special Virtual Event

Celebrating Serge Gainsbourg

With Comédie-Française, Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Rebecca Marder

Thursday, June 10–Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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.

Virtual Talk

The World of Elsa Schiaparelli

With Delphine Bellini, CEO, Maison Schiaparelli

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
6:30pm ET
Online • In English

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.

Virtual Talk

The Sparkling World of DIOR
with Victoire de Castellane

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
12:30pm ET
Online • In English

In Conversation with Olivier Gabet

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.

Wine Tour de France 2021
Virtual Wine Tasting

Big Macs & Burgundy: Unusual Pairings for Exceptional Wines

Thursday, May 20, 2021
6:30pm ET
LIVE Online • In English

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.

Virtual Talk

Jeff Koons in France

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
6:30pm ET
Streamed from FIAF's Le Skyroom
In English

In Conversation with Joachim Pissarro

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.

Virtual Talk

Rendez-Vous LIVE
with Melissa Errico & Adam Gopnik

Monday, May 10, 2021
6:30pm ET
LIVE Online • In English

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.


Melissa Errico & Adam Gopnik
Il Parle, Elle Chante
Love, Desire & Mystery

World Premieres
Love: October 14, 2020
Desire: January 28, 2021
Mystery: May 6, 2021

With Tedd Firth on piano

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.

A Transatlantic Festival

Liberté d’expression, Free Speech, and “Cancel Culture”

Friday, April 23–Sunday, April 25, 2021
LIVE Online • In English

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.”

Virtual Talk

Bordeaux: Laboratory of Architecture

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
6:30pm ET
In English • LIVE on Zoom

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.

Virtual Talk

The Role of Fiction in Facing One’s Past

Conversation with Alice Zeniter and Omar El Akkad

Thursday, April 15, 2021
12:30pm ET
Online • In English

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.

Virtual Talk

Le Paris Noir: The Pioneers of the Left Bank

Conversation with Kévi Donat

Thursday, April 8, 2021
12:30pm ET
LIVE Online • In English

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.

Virtual Screening & Talk


Nominated for a 2021 Oscar for Best Documentary Short

Thursday, April 1, 2021
7pm ET
LIVE Online

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.

Wine Tour de France 2021
Virtual Wine Tasting

Better with Champagne:
An Effervescent Tasting with Ariel Arce

Thursday, March 25, 2021
6:30pm ET
Online • In English • 60 min

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.

TILT Kids Weekend
Live Workshop

Drawing Workshop
with Illustrator Kris Di Giacomo

Sunday, March 21, 2021
11am ET
Online • In English • Ages 8 & up

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!

TILT Kids Weekend
Virtual Performance

Le Mystère
by Broken Box Mime Theater

Saturday, March 20, 2021
Online • In English • Ages 3 & up

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.

TILT Kids Weekend
Live Storytelling

Drag Queen Story Hour
with Harmonica Sunbeam

Saturday, March 20, 2021
10:30am ET
Online • In English • Ages 2 & up

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.

Virtual Talk

Emily in Paris: Fashion fantasia or faux-pas?

Thursday, January 21, 2021
12:30pm ET
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.

Rendez-Vous LIVE

The Art of Perfume with Frédéric Malle

In Conversation with Melissa Ceria

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
6:30pm ET
In English

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.

Special Event

Le Petit Gala: Cultural Program

Streamed live on Mon, Nov 16, 2020
Watch exhilarating commissions from trailblazing artists Jonah Bokaer, Cal Hunt, and Anthony Roth Costanzo. The three new works were performed live on our stage.
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