Colette isn’t the first place you’d look for the Marlboro Man—the Gauloises Man, maybe—but kicking off 2010, that’s exactly where he’ll be. The store’s upstairs gallery space will host a show of photographs by the Chicago-born Jim Krantz. Krantz famously created Philip Morris’ “Marlboro Country” visuals, and when menswear designer Adam Kimmel wanted to channel the rugged masculinity of the American West for his Spring 2010 lookbook, he called the photographer to collaborate. The shots—vistas as stirring as you’re going to get east of the Rockies—are on display here, a floor or so away from Kimmel’s clothes themselves. Those are pretty great, too—but no word on whether the designer, who just had his first daughter with fiancée Leelee Sobieski, will attend the opening.
Runs January 4-31 at Colette, 213 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, 011-33-1-55-35-33-90, www.colette.fr