La Biennale Des Antiquaires Brings Baroque Excess to Manhattan

The French fair fêted its campaign for global style dominance with a chic reception.

Stephanie LaCava

La Biennale Des Antiquaires takes place this September in Paris. It is the premiere showcase of antiques in the world and a beacon for the ladies who seriously shop and the style conscious decorator: founded in 1956, the dream was to create an event where the beauty of the objects on show could compete with that of the women who came to visit the exhibition. To give prospective buyers and exhibitors a taste of the expected excesses of the fair, the Consulate General of France held a soiree: champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and of course beautiful things were everywhere.

 

Guests mingle in the decadent rooms of the Consulate.

Guests mingle in the decadent rooms of the Consulate.
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The chandelier-mosphere.

The chandelier-mosphere.
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Champagne

A perfect pour.
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Consul General de France, Bertrand Lortholary

Consul General de France, Bertrand Lortholary
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Bertrand Lortholary with Christian Deydier, President Syndicat National des Antiquaires

Bertrand Lortholary with Christian Deydier, President Syndicat National des Antiquaires
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Christiane Gruffat

Christiane Gruffat
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Cory Kennedy

Cory Kennedy
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Laura de Gunzburg, Lily Snyder

Laura de Gunzburg, Lily Snyder
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Jenna Gribbon, Stephanie LaCava

Jenna Gribbon, Stephanie LaCava
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Jane Fire

Jane Fire
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Jacques Babando, Nadine Johnson, Christian Deydier

Jacques Babando, Nadine Johnson, Christian Deydier
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Eric Marx, Jackie Swerz

Eric Marx, Jackie Swerz
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Elsa Fine, Amy Fine Collins, Flora Collins

Elsa Fine, Amy Fine Collins, Flora Collins
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Edward Barsamian

Edward Barsamian
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Lady Liliana Cavendish

Lady Liliana Cavendish
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Michael Avedon, Lisle Richards, Bettina Zilkha

Michael Avedon, Lisle Richards, Bettina Zilkha
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Michael Avedon

Michael Avedon
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Nadine Johnson

Nadine Johnson
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Rena Ohashi

Rena Ohashi
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Stephanie LaCava

Stephanie LaCava
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Trish Caroll

Trish Caroll
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