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  • Mon, December 30, 2013
    This year has been an exciting 365 days packed full of art, music, and film here at OC! From Ryan McGinley's Instagram takeover at Art Basel, to lunch with the brilliant group behind Solange's Saint Heron site, to the release of our friend Spike ... MORE

  • Tue, November 12, 2013
    From Uma Thurman's blood-splattered zip-up in Kill Bill to John Travolta's classic perfecto in Grease , leather jackets have served as cool armor for countless on-screen stars. ... MORE

  • Fri, September 6, 2013
    Let’s get real, some of us have commitment issues when it comes to changing up our look. It’s hard enough deciding whether we should cut our hair or get an eyebrow wax, let alone get a new piercing. ... MORE

  • Fri, June 28, 2013
    Last Friday, independent bookstore and gallery Ed. Varie opened its latest group exhibition, Find the Crack , curated by Winslow Laroche, the man behind the cult art blog Je Suis Perdu . ... MORE

  • Wed, April 24, 2013
    Each season, Mother of Pearl designer Maia Norman collaborates with a different artist to create a collection printed with their work. For Spring/Summer 2013, she approached Brooklyn-based, Sicilian-born artist Francesco Simeti . ... MORE

  • Thu, January 3, 2013
    Walk into any OC store, eyeball an associate, and you'll see we're are hoop earrings' #1 fans. Two rings (plus) per ear is pretty standard. But when you want to get creative, there haven't been many options until now. ... MORE

  • Fri, December 7, 2012
    OC's Most Wanted presents our favorite and most coveted items available at OC. We have gifting on the brain at the moment! And the Opening Ceremony  Alphabet sweaters , sized for boys and girls , are perfect for your GFs, BFs, and BFFs. ... MORE
  • Wed, December 5, 2012
    The holiday season is upon us and this year it's time to  HOLIDAY YOUR WAY ! We asked Francesca what she wants, needs, and is gifting this year. ... MORE

  • Thu, October 25, 2012
    This is becoming a bit of a tradition , isn’t it? Welcome to our Halloween costume guide for 2012! This year the teams at OCNY and OC at Ace (plus OC Worldwide's Mecca!) combined, bringing you double (double toil and trouble) the fun! Our ... MORE

  • Tue, August 14, 2012
    VIKTOR TIMOFEEV   is a Latvian-born, New York-bred artist who lives and works in London. In his fourth photo series, Viktor compiles some more oddities and special moments sourced from the everyday, ranging from 2009-2012.  MORE

  • Fri, July 20, 2012
    Yesterday marked the opening of Opening Ceremony's brand new pop-up shop in Covent Garden, London, just in time for the Olympics. ... MORE

  • Fri, May 18, 2012
    Parisians, listen up! Our friend and Blog contributor Danielle Rubi is curating a show at Brachfeld Gallery , City of Light, France, featuring the talented Cali artists Kyle Field, Nathaniel Russell, and Alia Shawkat. ... MORE

  • Thu, May 10, 2012
    With art fairs, gallery shows, and museum exhibits opening left and right, the past week has certainly had the NYC art world on its toes. Another show that's been on our radar is Francesco Clemente's Nostalgia/Utopia at Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea. ... MORE

  • Fri, May 4, 2012
    Thirty minutes from Manhattan by boat brings you to Randall’s Island, the temporary home to the first Frieze Art Fair in New York. ... MORE

  • Thu, April 19, 2012
    Great news! The food/travel blog of our dear Paris-based photographer, foodie, and OC blog correspondent DANIELLE RUBI is up for Saveur magazine's Best Food Blog Award! Vote for Trail of Crumbs here (voting ends 4/ ... MORE

  • Thu, March 15, 2012
    When viewing Francesca Woodman’s photographs, it’s hard to believe that not only were the images taken while she was still a student, but that this girl, who saw such beauty, killed herself at age 22. ... MORE

  • Mon, March 5, 2012
    Carol and Humberto staged another unforgettable fashion moment for  Kenzo 's Fall/Winter 2012 show. Friends and family were in full effect to witness fifty models descend five floors of escalators in a rainbow-hued science university in the 5th ... MORE

  • Thu, January 19, 2012
    Who: Albert Lee What: I.T menswear buyer When: Yesterday Where:  OC's Paris showroom One can never go wrong wearing:  A button-down oxford shirt, cropped chinos, and a pair of lace-up dress shoes Currently obsessed with: My job, of ... MORE

  • Mon, January 16, 2012
    Karl Hab is a photographer and OC Blog contributor based in Paris. In this dispatch, he updates us on the Nigel Scott exhibition that just opened at colette. Nigel Scott is a photographer born in Kingston, Jamaica. ... MORE

  • Tue, December 20, 2011
    Last Friday, The Hole presented "...", a group show featuring work by Kadar Brock, Matt Jones, Sam Moyer, and Scott Reeder . ... MORE

  • Wed, November 30, 2011
    Paris-based PHOTOGRAPHER , foodie, and OC blog correspondent DANIELLE RUBI sends us her latest from the French countryside! This year we headed out to one of my favorite places in France:  Noyers . ... MORE

  • Mon, August 15, 2011
    Book Club Member: Francesca Book: Dictionary by Marc Hundley Published in: New York City Price: $10 Why it’s so great: Love the latest publication from New York artist Marc Hundley : a visual dictionary filled with illustrations from the ... MORE

  • Wed, July 20, 2011
    Since 1911 ( oui, vraiment! ),  Vilac has been crafting childrens' toys from deep in the Jura Mountains, France. From this remote location, they collect the wood that is then carefully carved, painted and lacquered to shiny toy perfection. ... MORE

  • Tue, July 19, 2011
    We asked our friend Kirsten Dunst to take some of her favorite Reyn Spooner for Opening Ceremony looks with her on summer vacation. ... MORE

  • Fri, July 15, 2011
    Eh oui! The iconic sailor motifs of Jean Paul Gaultier now come in a collection that's charmingly tailored for tots! Full of nautical stripes and comical dots in the signature JPG palette of apple red, navy and pale pink, Jean Paul Gaultier ... MORE

  • Fri, July 15, 2011
    Yesterday, OC fêted the most glorious of all French holidays with André and Saint James at Le Bain, atop the Standard. Bastille Day, however, wasn't the only reason for the sunset celebration. The St. ... MORE

  • Thu, July 14, 2011
    In its first-ever collaboration with an artist, French nautical clothier Saint James has combined efforts with OC friend André . ... MORE

  • Thu, July 14, 2011
    Happy Bastille Day everyone! Can you believe it’s been a year since we launched USA vs. France !? Time flies when you’re eating croissants , cycling through the streets of Paris and meeting some of the fashion industry’s most ... MORE

  • Thu, July 7, 2011
    New York-based artist Ian Campbell is known, among other things, for exhausting himself in the name of art. Two years ago, he walked from New Haven to Los Angeles over the course of 5 months. ... MORE

  • Thu, July 7, 2011
    Growing from fine button business in 1858 to house of superior leather accessories by 1931, Maison Boinet sits on a century and a half of experience–a fact fully evident on every inch of these French belts and braces. ... MORE

  • Tue, July 5, 2011
    With certifications in gemology and art history, French designer Aurélie Bidermann brings a wealth of knowledge to the world of accessories. ... MORE

  • Wed, June 29, 2011
    One look at a Bonbon blanket, sun dress, or onesie, and you'll probably be charmed on the spot. And if you're wondering why this quaint French kidswear casts such a special spell, founding husband-and-wife duo Thomas and Irène Cohen explain ... MORE

  • Sat, June 25, 2011
    Same-sex marriage passes in New York state; Humberto comes across this AMAZING prism shift dress from the pre-SS12 collection at the Christopher Kane showroom appointment in Paris. ... MORE

  • Fri, June 24, 2011
    Make It Snappy is a photo series showcasing quick snaps from OC & friends. Who : Dan, Fab, Carol, et Moi Where : Le Lyonnais in Paris with the Rivieras boys When : Après zee work day Why : J'adore Rivieras! MORE
  • Fri, June 17, 2011
    The imagination of a man like Jean Paul Gaultier almost escapes description. For nearly four decades, the world has seen his irrepressible vision take shape in ways that not only changed the game but actually exploded it–whether on the human ... MORE

  • Thu, June 16, 2011
    Aquatic, effervescent, and fresh, the Spring/Summer 2011 collection from our French friends at Heimstone showcases their take on the elements. ... MORE

  • Thu, June 16, 2011
    When my friend Thibaut (aka Breakbot ) first played me his new single, 'Fantasy' at a loft in Belleville, it was still wintertime and we were eating cake. I remember thinking the obvious: that it was a hit, and that it sounded like MJ. ... MORE

  • Thu, June 16, 2011
    What happens when Bay Area surf vibes make their way to the city of light? Paris-based OC contributor, Adrian Rubi-Dentzel , paints a picture. On Tuesday, a summery crowd of Parisians, expats, and travelers convened at 0fr. ... MORE

  • Wed, June 15, 2011
    The toast of celebrities and civilians alike, Thierry Lasry 's eyewear possesses the sort of magnetism you can't quite put your finger on. ... MORE

  • Thu, June 9, 2011
    Printed, faux-knit, and elegantly fitted, the latest Cruise collection from Jean Paul Gaultier is a story of seamless seduction. ... MORE

  • Mon, June 6, 2011
    "There's nothing conceptual about my approach," says noted French footwear designer Michel Vivien . And you could say the Grenoble native has earned the right to such a statement, having worked for the likes of Thierry Mugler , Martine ... MORE

  • Fri, June 3, 2011
    You probably recognize Brazilian-born, Paris-based designer Iracema Trevisan from the insanely successful band, Cansei de Ser Sexy. And soon you'll recognize her as the mind behind precious silk scarf line  heart heart heart . ... MORE

  • Tue, May 31, 2011
    Designer and craftsman Adrian Rubi-Dentzel sent a missive from the recent Hamburger Eyes opening in Paris. "Garden of Eden," a photography show from the San Francisco publication Hamburger Eyes opened at Ofr. ... MORE

  • Tue, May 31, 2011
    Eco-friendly frame-makers Waiting for the Sun specialize in exciting eyewear--namely, the kind made entirely of bamboo and teawood! Unique, practically pennyweight, and fetchingly shaped, the French sunglass co. ... MORE

  • Mon, May 30, 2011
    It's no mystery that when it comes to good beats and great people, Ed Banger  comes straight to our minds. So when we heard that the French label's SebastiAn, who's been with the electro house gang since 2005, was releasing Total , his ... MORE

  • Tue, May 24, 2011
    With a fanciful take on basics, Frenchman Philippe Alvergne introduces a slew of cleverly detailed tees, knits, and trousers that make understated summer style a cinch. ... MORE

  • Thu, May 19, 2011
    Inspired by military palettes, Chinese milinery, and age-old craftsmanship, stylist Jeremy Sultan has developed a perspective all his own. ... MORE

  • Tue, May 17, 2011
    We all arrived on Friday the 13th and had dinner at the beautiful hotel La Colombe d'Or in Saint Paul de Vence, where I was staying with André. After that, we went to see Herman D üne at the party that Jen from Jalouse was hosting for us. ... MORE

  • Mon, May 16, 2011
    Make It Snappy is a photo series showcasing quick snaps from OC & friends.   Who: André What: In front of an Ellsworth Kelly painting Where: At the Fondation Maeght in St. Paul de Vence MORE
  • Thu, May 12, 2011
    Make It Snappy is a photo series showcasing quick snaps from OC & friends.   Who:  Cleo and André  What:  Hiding in a Calder sculpture Where:  La Colombe d'Or hotel in St. Paul de Vence! MORE
  • Mon, May 9, 2011
    Probing the subtle implications and influences a garment has on its wearer, Paris-based brand HIXSEPT offers a refreshing, adventurous approach to textiles in menswear. ... MORE

  • Thu, May 5, 2011
    Aiming for style that is timeless and believably unisex, the charming trio behind Thomsen blur the lines between classic/contemporary and men’s/women’s, incorporating lively details into classic silhouettes. ... MORE

  • Thu, April 28, 2011
    Inspired by Egyptian jewel tones, jetsetting ingenues, and lighthearted ladylike silhouettes, the Spring/Summer 2011 collection from Carven is the perfect combination of precious and precocious. ... MORE

  • Wed, April 27, 2011
    Inspired by turn-of-the-century crooks and general jailbird grit, the Spring/Summer 2011 collection from French streetwear label Bleu de Paname reconfirms its mastery of the (sometimes perilous but always potentially perfect) jean-on-jean look. ... MORE

  • Tue, April 26, 2011
    Relaxed yet regal, the Spring 2011 collection from well-mannered menswear label Melinda Gloss captures the essence of French cool. Thoughtful pinstripes, lightweight linen, and charming khaki come together to create a look of classic Gallic style. ... MORE

  • Fri, April 22, 2011
    Excellently animated, the Spring 2011 collection from imaginative Frenchman Alexis Mabille reaffirms the designer's penchant for all out fun. ... MORE

  • Tue, April 19, 2011
    Last week, we flung open the doors to our special pop-up shop at Lane Crawford Hong Kong, and again this weekend at LC Beijing! Today, we continue our series showcasing the very heart of our partnership: 6 collaborative brands created for and ... MORE

  • Tue, April 19, 2011
    It looks like it's the survival of the fastest for our friends over at Kitsuné! Check out this j'adorable trailer they did, featuring their FW11 collection and tunes from their soon-to-be released soundtrack, Kitsuné Maison 11 , ... MORE
  • Tue, April 5, 2011
    The debut of our partnership with legendary French chausseur K. Jacques had us skipping to our lou last spring, cheering, " Ça c'est de la sandale! " So, how could we resist another season in the sun? Our newest, irresistible ... MORE

  • Wed, March 30, 2011
    Make It Snappy  is a photo series showcasing quick snaps from OC & friends.  Who: Buds   Laura  and  Pedro --with Chloë What: Being Frenchies! Where: At OCNY When: Monday, the day after Pedro's show at Le Bain MORE
  • Sun, March 27, 2011
    With a childhood that involves learning to crochet before learning to write–not to mention a résumé that includes stints at Raf Simons and Véronique Leroy –new talent Michaela Buerger naturally expresses her design ... MORE

  • Thu, March 24, 2011
    The toast of 70s sportsmen and ski bunnies everywhere, Sunpocket began in the snowy hills of France and quickly spread across Europe as the foldable, fashionable, functional sunglasses to know and love. ... MORE

  • Wed, March 16, 2011
    Yesterday, we skipped down the rust-colored roads of Morocco , and today, we round out our Spring/Summer excursion on the sun-lit seaside of the French Riviera. ... MORE

  • Fri, March 11, 2011
    Leave it to the brilliant Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli to get the critics talking with his series of  new needleworks where supermodels become Madonnas. ... MORE
  • Tue, March 8, 2011
    Our French intern Laura cooked up a storm in the OC online kitchen today for Mardi Gras! It's a fact that no one can dispute: French people like to eat. ... MORE

  • Fri, March 4, 2011
    The RIVIERA CLUB  Spring/Summer 2011 collection has arrived in OC stores, bringing with it the sprightliness of a California ocean breeze. ... MORE

  • Thu, March 3, 2011
    Who: Dorothee Perret, Editor-in-Chief of Paris-LA , and artist Oscar Tuazon, who currently has a show with Hedi Slimane and Gus Van Sant at Almine Rech in Brussels. Where: Palais de Tokyo. What: Nicolas Andreas Taralis show. When: Monday evening. ... MORE

  • Thu, March 3, 2011
    Make It Snappy  is a photo series showcasing quick snaps from OC & friends as we navigate Fashion Week.  Who: Guillaume Henry of Carven What:  Giving interviews Where:  Backstage at his show at Palais de Tokyo When:  ... MORE
  • Thu, March 3, 2011
    Make It Snappy is a photo series showcasing quick snaps from OC & friends as we navigate Fashion Week. Who: Calla (walking away) and her girls What: The Calla fall presentation Where: The Glass House, 3rd arrondissement, Paris When: Right now! ... MORE
  • Wed, March 2, 2011
    Make It Snappy  is a photo series showcasing quick snaps from OC & friends as we navigate Fashion Week. What: A piece from Victoire de Castellane's collection of precious objects incorporating jewelry, 'Fleurs d'Excès' Where: ... MORE
  • Wed, March 2, 2011
    Make It Snappy  is a photo series showcasing quick snaps from OC & friends as we navigate Fashion Week.  Who: Carol and Humberto What:  Waiting for the major Mugler show to start Where: Gymnase Japy, 11th arrondissement When: ... MORE
  • Wed, March 2, 2011
    Currently Reading : Apartamento #6 What makes this book club worthy: Apartamento calls out to all creative people who have an interest in sustainable living, great recipes and art. This mag is a must have.  MORE

  • Wed, March 2, 2011
    Make It Snappy  is a photo series showcasing quick snaps from OC & friends as we navigate Fashion Week.  Who: Lovely ladies What:  Beauty board backstage at Carven Where:  Palais de Tokyo When:  Today Check out our ... MORE
  • Wed, March 2, 2011
      Make It Snappy  is a photo series showcasing quick snaps from OC & friends as we navigate Fashion Week.  What: A scarlet bra top look at Carven Where: Palais de Tokyo When: Today Check out our newly launched Paris Travel Guide ... MORE
  • Tue, March 1, 2011
    Juste à l'heure for Paris Fashion Week, we are pleased to unveil our very own Paris Travel Guide ! Click around to discover OC's top places to eat, drink, watch, shop and sleep in Pahree. ... MORE

  • Tue, March 1, 2011
    Make It Snappy  is a photo series showcasing quick snaps from OC & friends as we navigate Fashion Week.  Who: OCTV director Lisa Paclet What: A new friend, an as-yet unnamed parakeet Where: Paris When: Today Check out our newly ... MORE
  • Fri, February 25, 2011
    Marrying high concept with ultra wearability, Vanessa Bruno alum Florian Denicourt creates refined leather accessories that are as versatile as they are stylish. ... MORE

  • Fri, February 18, 2011
    An Opening Ceremony par robert clergerie first, our mesmerizing men's collection for Spring is now available in stores! For our third season exploring the Clergerie archives, we put a striking, slightly industrial twist on 2 styles: a classic dress ... MORE

  • Fri, February 18, 2011
    An interview with artistic director, Laetitia Crahay. As the Artistic Director for Maison Michel and the Head of Accessories for CHANEL, Laetitia Crahay is hands down one of the most engaging people I have met. ... MORE

  • Wed, February 16, 2011
    Quentin Nghiem brings his signature, deconstructed touch to the newest collection of Production Artisanale , this time in a paler springtime palette. ... MORE

  • Thu, February 3, 2011
    Beetles and foxes and bears, oh my! Shot in the historic taxidermy shop in Paris by Bastien Lattanzio, who photographed the prints for the clothes, this Deyrolle pour Opening Ceremony lookbook and video feature the collection in the very place that ... MORE

  • Fri, January 21, 2011
    As with ballet, the beauty of Repetto is in the balance. The moment that first pair tiptoed onto the scene in 1947 (in red patent leather!), the French shoemakers had proven their prowess for blending modest and modern--and it continues to win ... MORE

  • Wed, January 19, 2011
    We gave you a little taste of the fruits of our collaboration with historic house of oddities, Deyrolle , when we debuted a trio of whimsically wild scarves at Fashion's Night Out last September. ... MORE

  • Mon, January 17, 2011
    Consider the fact that Thierry Lasry has an optician for a father and a designer for a mother, and you might say he was destined to become a force in the optical world. ... MORE

  • Wed, January 5, 2011
    Shooting our recent OCTV video, 'Pas de Deux Coda ,' was a pretty awesome experience. The Joffrey Ballet School opened up its doors to us one Sunday, and we had full run of the studios, as well as its pictureque rooftop. ... MORE

  • Wed, December 29, 2010
    Best known for her playful take on color, pattern, and volume, fashion veteran and OC staple Tsumori Chisato, who started out under the wing of Issey Miyake in the late 1970s, has been gaining more and more street cred since her label has expanded ... MORE

  • Thu, December 23, 2010
    In our OCTV ' Pas de Deux Coda ' video, stylist Benjamin Sturgill spun a teen fashion fairy tale with pieces by Repetto and Opening Ceremony brands mixed in with the dancers' own practice clothes. ... MORE

  • Thu, December 23, 2010
    Pas de Deux Coda from Opening Ceremony on Vimeo . We are pleased to present our latest OCTV production, 'Pas de Deux Coda,' a valentine to the ballet. ... MORE
  • Mon, December 6, 2010
    Bleu de Paname –“jeans of Paris” in colloquial French–is a workwear-inspired, lifestyle-driven brand with an eye toward cleverly reconstructing classic menswear. ... MORE

  • Fri, December 3, 2010
    Paris-based photographer, foodie, and OC blog correspondent Danielle Rubi gives us an update from the snow-dusted French region of Burgundy! How lucky I am to get to go to a land where there's a fire crackling, puffly snowflakes falling, and ... MORE

  • Mon, November 29, 2010
    Former right-hand man at Vanessa Bruno and Paule Ka, Philippe Alvergne branched into the world of menswear in 2009 to realize his personal vision: clothing tailored to modern men with antique affinities. ... MORE

  • Tue, November 23, 2010
    One fine Bastille Day, we announced that we'd be rivaling our fancy friends, the French, for a year of exciting partnerships called USA vs. France . ... MORE

  • Thu, November 18, 2010
    ANDAM winner and former art director at Thierry Mugler homme Thomas Engel Hart puts his impressive experience to use with his eponymous label, crafting a unique look of hard-edged sophistication. ... MORE

  • Tue, November 16, 2010
    Last week, we presented our latest OCTV video production, Une Pomme est Une Pomme , a celebration of our collaboration with French stalwart agnès b. ... MORE

  • Wed, November 10, 2010
    Une Pomme Est Une Pomme from Opening Ceremony on Vimeo . OCTV is pleased to present 'Une Pomme Est Une Pomme,' a video highlighting our special collection, agnès b pour Opening Ceremony. ... MORE
  • Fri, November 5, 2010
    The frenetic grit and grime of New York in contrast with the romantic history of Paris is an inevitable comparison. From cafes on the rue de turenne to Starbucks in the West Village, everyone seems to have an opinion on the matter. ... MORE

  • Thu, November 4, 2010
    Since Rose Repetto opened her first boutique for dance shoes on rue de la Paix in 1947, Repettos have become the universal reference for ballerinas and regular folks alike. ... MORE

  • Tue, October 26, 2010
    On our recent trip to Paris, we paid a visit to the incredibly over-the-top Jean Paul Gaultier headquarters for our spring buying appointment. ... MORE

  • Wed, October 20, 2010
    Véronique Leroy returns for fall with a subtly cheerful, luxuriously structured suite of knits and outerwear that is nothing short of elegant. ... MORE

  • Tue, October 19, 2010
    Bringing back souvenirs from travels far and wide has always been part of the ethos of Opening Ceremony. From the first buying trip to Hong Kong in 2002, Carol and Humberto have been stocking their stores with incredible goodies from around the ... MORE

  • Mon, October 18, 2010
    Paris Fashion Week came and went, but that doesn't mean we're prepared to dim our love for the City of Light. In fact, we're giving away these j'adorable souvenir packages with goodies Humberto's hand-picked souvenirs for our blog readers! How to ... MORE

  • Mon, October 18, 2010
    The Palais de Tokyo in Paris has given artist Adam McEwen the full scope of its space to curate a show as part of its "Carte Blanche" series. ... MORE

  • Mon, October 18, 2010
    Danielle Rubi, photographer and gourmande , sends us her latest missive from France. I'm here in Noyers-sur-Serein on a creative retreat to experience the full color palette of autumn while finding inspiration and post-Paris-fashion-week peace. ... MORE

  • Thu, October 7, 2010
    The crisp autumn air was heavy with the smell of sage bouquets, which burned like incense last Saturday at the Marble Cemetery in the East Village, where "Oil Kills Poets Spill" took place. ... MORE

  • Wed, October 6, 2010
    Head designers Rémi de Laquintane and Mathieu Menonville describe their French menswear label Melinda Gloss best when they call it secretive, insolent, and unconventional. ... MORE

  • Tue, October 5, 2010
    When you consider her résumé--which includes five years working alongside Olivier Theyskens and an ANDAM nomination--it comes as no shock that Calla Haynes has been making waves in the short time since her eponymous label's debut. ... MORE

  • Mon, October 4, 2010
    As we’re right in the middle of Fashion Week’s last stop, Paris, it’s about time to get in one last hurrah before fashion month is over. ... MORE

  • Wed, September 29, 2010
    As we prepare for Paris fashion week, we are happy to share with you Maria Luisa's favorite spots in the city of lights and l'amour. ... MORE

  • Mon, September 27, 2010
    Hakaan , the designer that hit Paris running after winning the prestigious ANDAM award for young designers, is a Turkish-British-Parisian hybrid that is truly making waves in fashion. ... MORE

  • Tue, September 21, 2010
    O As we announced earlier, French filmmaker Lisa Paclet has made a charming short film of designer Olympia Le-Tan twirling and swirling at the Luxembourg Gardens for Opening Ceremony TV. ... MORE
  • Thu, September 16, 2010
    We are pleased to present an OCTV production, La Vidéothèque! Filmed in the video booth of our Fashion's Night Out French flea market , this little film is a pretty good reflection of how truly excellent the night was. ... MORE
  • Wed, September 15, 2010
    As we delved into the agnès b. universe during the development of our special collection with the iconic designer, her contributions to art, film, and music came to light as equally important as her clothing. ... MORE

  • Fri, September 10, 2010
    TGIFNO! It's been an exciting two weeks of previews and secrets, but, as they say, ain't nothin' like the real thing. And maybe you've guessed it, but we've saved our best Fashion's Night Out / USA vs. France news for last. ... MORE

  • Fri, September 10, 2010
    Good morning, friends of OC! The elves at Opening Ceremony in New York and Los Angeles are busy preparing for our Fashion's Night Out extravaganza. Because we had so much fun reading your responses for the NY vs. ... MORE

  • Thu, September 9, 2010
    Time flies! We can't believe that in just one more day les puces take Ace by storm for our FNO French Flea Market ! Although the OC flea market will be truly unique, preparing for it has had us thinking a lot about the real version that we drew ... MORE

  • Tue, September 7, 2010
    As you know by now, our 2010 Fashion's Night Out concept at the Ace Hotel is a Parisian flea market . So we thought we would give you a glimpse into the inspiration. ... MORE

  • Tue, September 7, 2010
    Fashion's Night Out is fast approaching! While you wait it out another day, here's a first glance at some of the truly inspirational things you'll be seeing from Jean Paul Gaultier at our Ace Hotel flea market . ... MORE

  • Mon, September 6, 2010
    It's Labor Day, so what better time to steer our daily Fashion's Night Out coverage toward one of the most intriguing professions of all? Have a peek as we let the (stuffed) cat out of the bag regarding our collaboration with curiosity shop ... MORE

  • Fri, September 3, 2010
    TGIF! For today's first Fashion's Night Out missive, we bring you some exciting news about the lovable brand that gets its name from a small French bird – Cacharel. ... MORE

  • Thu, September 2, 2010
    Lisa Rovner and Alice Heart are Paris-based filmmakers who create short films describing iconic brands that hover somewhere between art and advertising. ... MORE
  • Thu, September 2, 2010
    Today's Fashion's Night Out communiqué takes us down the rue Saint-Honoré to quintessentially Parisian boutique, Colette. ... MORE

  • Tue, August 31, 2010
    Everyone over a certain age who is into fashion has an Agnès b. memory. As a teenager, I dreamed of owning one of the black and white striped t-shirts and a cotton Lolita backpack, and was beyond psyched to see two recognizable silver-wrapped ... MORE

  • Tue, August 31, 2010
    As a continuation of our daily Fashion's Night Out coverage, today we bring you a sneak peek into what special things to expect from yours truly at our French flea market . ... MORE

  • Mon, August 30, 2010
    A few years ago, photographer Ami Sioux asked me to draw a map to my favorite spot in Paris, which she would then photograph for a book she was doing, Paris  48°50N 2°23E . ... MORE

  • Mon, August 30, 2010
    A good day for me starts with brunch at Ladurée on rue St. Bonaparte, my favorite spot in the world. It's right near Serge Gainsbourg's house, which I love to stroll by. ... MORE

  • Thu, August 26, 2010
    Olympia Le Tan is a true Parisian "coquine," with her quiet knowing smile, red lipstick, and swirly Alaïa skirts. Her embroidered clutch bags patterned after vintage books were an instant success when she began to show them last year. ... MORE

  • Thu, August 26, 2010
    Just two hours by train from Paris, Deauville is the traditional Normandy seaside town. The French version of East Hampton, Deauville was created as a beach town for the Parisian elite, with tudor-framed shops like Hermès and Chanel lining ... MORE

  • Wed, August 25, 2010
    We’re back! This week continues our new series highlighting French films available through the Criterion Collection . To celebrate our year of collaborations with France, I’ve scoured Criterion’s extensive selection of French ... MORE

  • Mon, August 23, 2010
    There's something truly inspiring about discussing fashion with Anna Wintour that goes beyond her great influence. When Carol and I were invited to her office to discuss Fashion's Night Out , among other topics, we were struck by how passionate and ... MORE

  • Fri, August 20, 2010
    As promised, check out this sneak peek of a few pieces from the agnès b. pour Opening Ceremony collection that I quickly snapped with the help of a friendly sculpture I found during our grand tour of agnès b. headquarters . ... MORE

  • Fri, August 20, 2010
    It’s probably the only place you’ll ever find an Ostrich, Elephant, Moose, and Polar bear in the same room short of a toy store, but these are stuffed animals in the literal sense. ... MORE

  • Fri, August 20, 2010
    Those that go by their first name only are, as a rule, destined for stardom. Turkish designer Hakaan has proved his potential by winning the 2010 Andam award, which gives winners the backing to expand their business in Paris and show there for Paris ... MORE

  • Thu, August 19, 2010
    Sweet on someone? Let 'em know with OC Candygrams! You've been laying in the sun all August, with the clouds in the sky strangely resembling that special someone. ... MORE

  • Tue, August 17, 2010
    It's only been a month since we revealed France to be our collaborative country for 2010, but you've probably already noticed many Frenchy changes around OC--perhaps to the tune of Kitsuné , clergerie , Gaultier , Cacharel , Carven , & St. ... MORE

  • Tue, August 17, 2010
    Agnès b. is the rare case of designer that’s loved by the fashion world as much as she is the art world, the film industry, and subliminally by those who don’t formally care about any of the above. ... MORE

  • Mon, August 16, 2010
    Opening Ceremony is pleased to announce its Fashion's Night Out 2010 concept: a French flea market at the Ace Hotel (as you may have heard )! Inspired by the great Parisian flea markets with their treasure troves of eclectic stands, OC has ... MORE

  • Fri, August 13, 2010
    I would call it a hidden treasure if it weren't in plain sight - though if not unnoticed, it definitely exists with some confusion to passers by. ... MORE

  • Wed, August 11, 2010
    To commemorate the announcement of Opening Ceremony's upcoming year with France, I decided to highlight some of the incredible French films available through the Criterion Collection . ... MORE

  • Tue, August 10, 2010
    In a way, Hotel Ermitage could be anywhere, but it just happens to be in Saint-Tropez. And it's a good thing that it does. In a town whose reputation is saturated with visions of head-to-toe white outfits and fat monogrammed wallets, our good ... MORE

  • Thu, August 5, 2010
    Time seems to have flown by since we opened OC Tokyo! To celebrate the store's one-year anniversary, I decided (last minute!) to go on vacation with my best friend Natsu to the island that people call the closest to paradise, Nouvelle ... MORE

  • Thu, August 5, 2010
    Welcome to "My Collection," a new series in which we feature idiosyncratic personal collections around the world. First up, French art director Leslie David and her home full of hands. ... MORE

  • Wed, August 4, 2010
    French brand Kitsuné was kind enough to share this exclusive video with us to ring in the fall collection. In the clip, filmmaker Loïc Prigent (the mastermind behind the documentary Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton and The Day Before ... MORE
  • Wed, August 4, 2010
    When we first announced our spring/summer collaboration with French footwear designer Robert Clergerie, did you really think we'd stop at just one collection? Bien sûr que non ! Now available at OC, say bonjour to the highly anticipated ... MORE

  • Wed, August 4, 2010
    A friend of mine recently pointed out to me that the word for vacation in French, les vacances , is automatically plural. As in, why would the thought of only having one vacation ever cross your mind? I’m totally down for that mindset, and who ... MORE

  • Mon, August 2, 2010
    There are a few French basics that never go out of style: Repettos , K. Jacques , slim black capri pants, Gitanes, and the perfect St. James striped t-shirt - "la marinière. ... MORE

  • Fri, July 23, 2010
    While meeting some friends to see their latest work at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, my natural sense of direction seemed to wear off as I found myself lost inside the school. ... MORE

  • Wed, July 21, 2010
    The buzz around Parisian band SingTank has recently reached a fever pitch. Although as yet unsigned, the group recently had the dubious honor of opening for Pete Doherty in Paris, and has been recording in L.A. and London over the past year. ... MORE

  • Tue, July 20, 2010
    Gelato is a Parisian collective comprised of French/Australian/Italian DJ/VJs Misty Rabbit, Cécile Togni, and Lisa Paclet . Lisa projects original film and animation while Misty and Cécile DJ. ... MORE

  • Tue, July 20, 2010
    A person’s living space can say a lot about them, and in the case of Ed Banger Records , the walls do a lot of talking. The label’s crisp roster reps the likes of Justice , SebAstian , Mr. Oizo , Kavinsky , Uffie , Breakbot and Busy. ... MORE

  • Fri, July 16, 2010
    What better place to celebrate Bastille Day and our USA vs. France announcement than Le Bain, the new space inaugurated at The Standard Hotel by André Saraiva. ... MORE

  • Fri, July 16, 2010
    We’ve clearly been fanning out over the new direction going on at iconic French brand Cacharel, and with the first pieces arriving at our stores, it looks like there’s no reason for us to stop! To ring in the arrival of the line, we had ... MORE

  • Wed, July 14, 2010
    Carven is another one from the history books - but we are talking about France, after all, so this should be expected. The line is remembered now by little more than its La Griffe perfume - or so it’s been written about. ... MORE

  • Wed, July 14, 2010
    To celebrate the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille and our exciting USA vs. France announcement , we at OC would like to share our favorite little slices of Paris in the States. ... MORE

  • Wed, July 14, 2010
    Dear readers, you may have noticed a slight whiff of Camembert and Cabernet around the blog recently. That's no coincidence. We were waiting for Bastille Day to officially announce our very special news: this year's country collaboration is with la ... MORE

  • Wed, July 14, 2010
    Beloved French firebrand Jean Paul Gaultier has teamed up with Levi's for a collection of all-denim duds that's nothing less than iconic. ... MORE

  • Mon, July 12, 2010
    Every July those in the know head to the insanely beautiful isle of Corsica for Calvi on the Rocks , a music festival that doubles as a beach vacation . ... MORE

  • Fri, July 9, 2010
    It had to start somewhere, and for Cacharel founder Jean Bosquet, it started with a blouse. After his seersucker ladies blouse was featured on the cover of Elle in 1963, people were into it. ... MORE

  • Fri, July 9, 2010
    Crepes: they’re Paris’ answer to the pizza slice. Just as we’ve got our favorite spots in NY to satisfy our need for cheese and occasional necessity for a late night fourth meal, we’ve also got a place in Paris that we ... MORE

  • Wed, July 7, 2010
    Who: Quentin Germain What: An art student, lounging with his friends Where: Beaux-Arts, 6ème, Paris Favorite thing to do on a Sunday in Paris: Buy flowers at my favorite stand by the Seine Favorite place for a glass of wine: Au Petit Suisse ... MORE

  • Tue, July 6, 2010
    Kokon To Zai, the cult store created by Sasko Bezovski and OC ladies' fave Marjan Pejoski , may be tiny, but it undoubtedly uses every square meter to pack a major neon lightning bolt punch! The employees are a lively bunch, eager to help you find ... MORE

  • Fri, July 2, 2010
    Spotted at (capsule) Trade Show in Paris: Super cutie Peter Jensen , in the flesh! While talking us through his resort collection, he snuck in a note about his love for the perfectly worn-in OC x Levi's corduroys he was wearing. ... MORE

  • Wed, June 30, 2010
    Christopher Kane 's resort collection is stellar on all accounts. The young Brit has truly proven himself to be a master of prints, rising to the level of the Dries Van Noten's and Marni's of the world. ... MORE

  • Tue, June 29, 2010
    I never got the whole iPad thing, and I thought most people were with me ... until I hit up (capsule) Trade Show in Paris and could not make a right turn without encountering one. ... MORE

  • Tue, June 29, 2010
    Spotted dans les rues de Paris: Humberto Leon hot-stepping around town in his Timberland x Opening Ceremony watershoes. They have proven perfect for riding around the city on our vélibs, trekking on cobblestone, and kicking up our heels ... MORE

  • Mon, June 28, 2010
    linda farrow has lent her experienced touch once again to a collection of phenomenal eyewear, in collaboration this time with gifted illustrator and OC fave Charles Anastase. ... MORE

  • Mon, June 28, 2010
    French bulldogs, french toast, french kissing, french braiding, and french fries are all undeniably wonderful things, but they're even BETTER when done in France! We should know, as some of us on Team OC are currently in Paris, covering all of our ... MORE

  • Mon, June 28, 2010
    Eat, drink, and be merry at the disco is what Acne 's Johnny Johansson had in mind for yesterday's men's presentation in Paris. ... MORE

  • Thu, June 17, 2010
    While window shopping in Paris, Humberto spotted these Jean Paul Gaultier PatauGas at the Pataguas flagship and couldn’t resist but take the bait. ... MORE

  • Mon, June 14, 2010
    Admittedly, I am a Francophile. I love everything French: the parlez-vous Français, the pastries, the rude mustached waiters, Godard, even my dog is French! I especially love French heritage brands, so when we decided to feature France as our ... MORE

  • Wed, March 24, 2010
    France has been heavy on our minds as of late. We’ve turned to the country as the next to add to our international roster of designers, and it’s also as the home base for our latest collaboration with revered footwear designer, Robert ... MORE

  • Tue, October 20, 2009
    Hidden along a quaint side street in the 3rd arrondissement on 30, rue Debelleyme lies Rose Bakery. The sweet smell of scones and delicious tarts permeate the air as you stroll down its tiny walk way catching the beauteous sights of baked goods and ... MORE

  • Fri, October 9, 2009
    Check out a few photos from our trip to Paris thus far. Of course we too ended up at the Sophomore Party at Le Baron to celebrate the new collection! MORE

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