Last week the village of HyÃ¨res at the French Riviera hosted the 27th International Festival of Fashion & Photography. In the impressive decor of the Villa Noailles young artist pave their way to international succes. It’s a very avant garde festival, a bohemian home where trends are set, where open minds come together to look at the future. No better location than this one, visited by many great names.
Villa Noailles is an early modernist house, built by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens for art patrons Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, between 1923 and 1927. It is located in the hills above HyÃ¨res, in the Var, southeastern France.
Charles de Noailles was born in 1891, and his wife Marie-Laure was born in 1902. They were married in 1923. Before their marriage, they became friends of artist-filmmaker Jean Cocteau, and Noailles commissioned a portrait of his wife by Pablo Picasso in 1923.
In 1923, they signed a contract with the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens to build a summer villa in the hills above the city of HyÃ¨res. Construction was underway for three years, and eventually also included a triangular Cubist garden designed by Gabriel Guevrekian.
Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, the couple were important patrons of modern art, particularly surrealism; they supported film projects by Man Ray, Salvador DalÃ, and Luis BuÃ±uel; and commissioned paintings, photographs and sculptures by Balthus, Giacometti, Constantin BrÃ¢ncuÅŸi, MirÃ³, and Dora Maar. Villa Noailles features prominently in Man Ray’s film Les MystÃ¨res du ChÃ¢teau de DÃ©.
Source: The Red List
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