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Anyone with time to kill between the close of Paris Fashion Week and the long haul back to Charles de Gaulle has a few options. At least two designers have pulled double duty this season, debuting both spring collections art shows. First up, Karl Lagerfeld’s Parcours de Travail, at the Musée Européenne de la photographie (through October 31). A shutterbug since 1987, the Kaiser has divided his vast oeuvre into two parts, comprised here of 150+ photos, running the gamut from landscapes and portraits to experimental prints, such as actress Zang Ziyi given the Roy Lichtenstein pop-art treatment.


Meanwhile, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac tweaks classical works of art in The Tyranny of Beauty at La B.A.N.K. (through October 23). Think Snow White transposed over what looks to be an 18th-century portrait of a lady, or Marie Antoinette busts that have gone under the surgeon’s scalpel. Both de Castelbajac and Lagerfeld are also featured in the first installment of Histoire idéale de la mode contemporaine, a fantastic 70s- and 80s-style expo on now—but only through Sunday—at Musée de la mode. Part two, which focuses on 1990-2000, doesn’t open until November 25, but will still be up come for the next round of frenzied fashion shows in March.

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