Designed to explore 21st-century French luxury, an expression of French culture and to enter into a dialogue with the Emirati culture, Flânerie Colbert Abu Dhabi: French Luxury in the 21st Century celebrates the close relationship between France and the United Arab Emirates.
Flânerie Colbert Abu Dhabi: French Luxury in the 21st Century, is placed under the patronage of the Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak and the French Minister of Culture, Franck Riester.
The French luxury sector combines intangible heritage and creativity. The cultural dialogue by the Comité Colbert aims to strengthen the bonds between the two countries through a series of events that centre around excellence skills and contemporary art.
84 French luxury houses and 16 cultural institutions will be featured during the duration of Flânerie Colbert Abu Dhabi: French Luxury in the 21st Century.
This unique series will feature four events at four different locations:
- ‘Savoir-faire Conversations’, House of Artisans, Qasr Al Hosn: Demonstration of cross-cultural craft demonstrations, workshops of savoir-faire French luxury houses, talks and film screenings
- Celebrating 21st-century French Luxury: Luxury Houses Showcase, The Galleria Al Maryah Island: A dedicated path through the mall that will highlight the combined creativity of teams from French luxury houses, including collective window and boutique displays, pop-up spaces, live demonstrations and in-store animations
- Abu Dhabi Art 2019; French Luxury and Contemporary Art Talks, Manarat Al Saadiyat: Talks on French luxury and contemporary art by speakers from prestigious French luxury houses and cultural institutions
- 10,000 Years Of Luxury Exhibition, Louvre Abu Dhabi: The exhibition will showcase items from 21st-century French luxury houses such as Christian Dior, Chanel, Cartier, Balenciaga and Hermès and depict how different cultures have defined luxury
The Comité Colbert gathers the world’s most prestigious fashion and luxury houses to celebrate exceptional craftsmanship and creativity – a one-of-a-kind gathering in Abu Dhabi, highlighting the exclusive partnership between French luxury houses and cultural institutions in Abu Dhabi, in accordance with the ‘Year of Tolerance’.