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21 posts tagged "Le Baron"

André Saraiva to Expand His Kingdom of Cool

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Andre SaraivaLast night, Style.com caught up with André Saraiva at the Armani Privé fete, where the international party czar let us in on a little secret. Fresh off of a Basquiat-inspired shoot with Jean-Paul Goude (“I was covered in yellow paint and dressed in Armani,” he said), the nightlife impresario revealed that this spring, he’s bringing more of his French flair to the States via a new bar in L.A. and a café on New York’s Broome Street. “Café Amour is just a place where I can read French newspapers and drink coffee how I like it—allongé,” explained Saraiva, who brought his famed Parisian hotspot Le Baron to lower Manhattan in 2012. Unfortunately for caffeine fiends, the new coffee spot won’t bow until after fashion week (the L.A. venture will follow), but we have no doubts that the chic set will be getting its fix chez Andre by the time the Spring ’15 shows roll around.

Photo: Joe Schildhorn /BFAnyc.com

André Saraiva Goes Back to Sweden

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Last weekend, graffiti artist and international nightlife czar André Saraiva headed to back to his native Sweden for a special art exhibition—which included his own work, and Dream Concerts, a collaborative project he did with Maison Kitsuné. Naturally, the weekend wrapped with a Le Baron pop-up party, which happened to come just in time to kick off Stockholm fashion week. Saraiva (and his signature tag, Mr. A) sent us a few photos from the trip, which debut exclusively below.

Andre Saraiva

I was born in Sweden, lived there as a child, and Absolut gave me the chance to come back and exhibit my work as an artist in my home country for this very special weekend. I displayed some of my latest art at Gallery Steinsland Berliner, and hosted a dinner at Atelier Absolut after a great opening. I also brought along with me the spirit of my nightclub, Le Baron, so that the Stockholm crowd could party my way during two very special nights at the V Club. Here are some snapshots of my “Back to Sweden” weekend.

The Gallery

Checking the set-up at the gallery. The opening is just hours away.

The Hole

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Oh, the Places Lou Goes…

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Lou Dillon performing at Le BaronToday, Lou Doillon drops her new album, Places in the United States. And last night, the singer-cum-model-cum-socialite Parisienne (who happens to be the daughter of Jane Birkin) proved her transatlantic star power, packing New York’s Le Baron to what felt like well beyond capacity with a glittery Euro-American crowd.

Taking the stage with but one guitarist, Doillon belted out a selection of new tracks from Places with a surprisingly American twang. She was soulful, clear, and melancholic, but still coolly detached in the way only a messy-haired Frenchwoman can be.

“I’ve been a fan of Lou’s for a really long time,” said Pamela Love, who hosted the event, which was part of Absolut Vodka’s Encore Sessions. Between embraces with Olivier Zahm, the designer added, “I love her style, everything about her, in addition to her music.” When pressed as to the presence of musical inspirations in her bohemian designs, Love replied, “Musicians almost always anchor my stylistic jump-offs—it’s the way they carry themselves.”

Photo: Jen Maler

Where’s Le Baron?

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Art Basel is upon us—the Miami Beach edition of this year’s fair begins next week—and the parties number in the triple digits each night. Sure to be a question at each: Where’s Le Baron? After five years of stationing their Basel pop-up at the Delano Hotel, André Saraiva and his Le Baron crew have decided to switch it up—five times. From December 4 through December 9, the now-mobile party spot will spend each night in a different locale. (The obvious joke about partygoers doing the same suggests itself here.) The details will be kept under wraps until dark—or, at least, 6 p.m.—when the addresses will be revealed via Twitter, Facebook, and the club’s new “Where’s Le Baron?” app (available for download at whereislebaron.com). “I thought it would be fun to make it a challenge to find Le Baron this year,” Saraiva told Style.com, noting that last year’s overcrowding and round-the-block lines were a factor in the decision. “I wanted to make it a space that our friends and family come to every night without the trouble of the usual crazy doors in the same spots.”

As a nightlife-purveyor-cum-graffiti-artist, Saraiva plans to embrace the Basel spirit by throwing a party with Richard Prince for his new AriZona iced tea, for which the artist branded cans with his Nurse and Joke paintings. (At $0.99 to $1.25, they’re bound to be the most cost-effective Princes at the fair.) Not to be outdone, Saraiva will unveil a public mural he’s created in Miami’s Design District. Naturally, his work will be feted with a Baron-style block party.

Fall 2012 Scrapbook

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It was a season full of major moments both on and off the runway, from Stefano Pilati’s standup last collection for YSL and Raf Simons’ touching final bow at Jil Sander to Alber Elbaz’s tenth anniversary Lanvin party and the slew of late-night bashes at the finally opened New York Le Baron. Style.com’s editors recounted all of their favorite memories for the Fall 2012 Scrapbook. Check out their picks, here.

Photo: Joe Schildhorn / BFAnyc.com