Sofitel, fashion, photography, the United States and Europe : what a marvellous combination and magical bond between the capitals of the two continents!
The « Fashion Stills » show, designed and staged by Polka Galerie in ten Sofitel in North America and Europe, is a major international first. Four talented photographers have succeeded in capturing unique moments on the haute couture catwalk, via an eccentric pose or by immortalising a dress, a design or a celebrated fashion designer’s workdesk. Symbol of French elegance and ambassador of French culture throughout the world, the Sofitel brand is delighted to fully support and participate in these events. I hope that you will be as enthusiastic about this exceptional exhibition as we are.
CEO Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Choose with your eyes and your heart
The history of photography is recent. Less intimidating than painting, its landmarks are familiar. And it is possible to quickly refine your knowledge and become more and more expert in purchasing photographs thanks to the multiplication of exhibitions dedicated to them. Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, a great journalist, once said : « Photography is the shortest way from a man to another ». Indeed, looking at a photographic limited edition is appreciating the look of a photographer. He fixed an image, which was then interpreted during the developing and finally printed on paper.
Polka invites you to cover this path, which gives a meaning to photography. With the photographers, we select exceptional pieces and tell you their stories. We are happy to share our passion with the Sofitel hotels together around this beautiful story that is fashion.
Adélie de Ipanema & Edouard Genestar,
Polka Galerie Directors
London : february - march 2010
Brussels : april - june 2010
Berlin : june - august 2010
Munich : august - october 2010
Rome : october 2010 - january 2011
New York : february - april 2010
Washington : april - june 2010
Chicago : june - august 2010
Los Angeles : september - october 2010
Montréal : november 2010 - january 2011