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The Renewed Splendor of the Rodin Museum

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[text_output]The Rodin Museum has always been a favorite of tourists so everyone is delighted that it has re-opened after an extensive 3 year, 16 million Euro renovation.

On display in the splendid high-ceilinged salons are not only Rodin’s sculptures and drawings, but also the sculptures of Camille Claudel, his student and lover. Rodin created some of the most iconic sculptures in the history of art, “The Kiss” and “The Thinker”.

The prestigious Hotel Biron, an early 18th century mansion with 7 acres of gardens that houses the Rodin collection was originally built as a private residence. In 1820 it was purchased by a religious order which created a school for young girls. In 1904 the property was surrendered to the State which temporarily rented out rooms to impoverished artists and writers. Some of the tenants who rented space in the shabby splendor of the mansion were Henri Matisse, Jean Cocteau, Rainer Maria Rilke and the dancer Isadora Duncan, the free spirit who is credited with inventing Modern Dance. Auguste Rodin took 4 rooms on the ground floor.

In 1911 the artists were evicted but Rodin fought to save the building from demolition. Before dying in 1917, he gifted the State his entire collection of sculptures on condition that they be housed in the Hotel Biron. The Rodin Museum opened in 1919.[/text_output]

J.W Anderson

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[text_output]Compulsively Creative

He is young (born in 1984) talented, ambitious, likes challenges, hates being bored, is forward thinking and a self confessed control freak and Jonathan Anderson wants to break down the boundaries separating menswear and womenswear, taking all of us out of our comfort zone.

A few dates illustrate just how quickly Jonathan Anderson has moved in the fashion world to achieve a cult following for his unique, thought-provoking modern designs: in 2008 – launched his career as menswear designer J.W. Anderson in 2010 – during London Fashion Week, presented his first catwalk collection and received sponsorship from the NEWGEN the British Fashion Council, 2012 – received a 2nd sponsorship and collaborated with Top Shop to create a limited edition collection, 2013 – LVMH takes a minority stake in JW Anderson and Jonathan Anderson is appointed Creative Director of the Spanish luxury house, LoeweLoewe, favored by Spanish royals. His mission at Loewe is to provide the artistic direction to reinvent the image of the heritage brand created in 1846 in Madrid.

The LVMH investment has confirmed Anderson’s status as an innovative new generation name to be reckoned with and, with his high powered teams, he is up to the task of making the Loewe brand a world-class player.[/text_output]

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