Last week was the first edition of Revelations - le salon des metiers d'art et de la creation at le Grand Palais.
Any exhibit at le Grand Palais is bound to attract. The lines were long.
Such an auspicious space well sets off the creme de la creme of France's best craftsmen in every art form.
Craftsmen were onsite demonstrating their best techniques. Norway was the guest country for the event.
Nothing ordinary could be found here...
The large area for French shoemakers brought back memories of my own shoe design days.
Quite a few of these shoemaker/designers are winners of the much coveted MOF (Les Meilleurs Ouvriers de France).
Not just top chefs get to wear the red, white and blue prestigious ribbon.
A Lalique style heel on a Cinderella glass slipper...
Elegant glasses with sapphires embedded in the bridge...
Designed by another MOF, Ghislain Duroy of Lunetterie d'Art.
More glass by Nicolas Sartor Verrerie.
Porcelaine ceramic roses by Antonella Fadda-Haffaf.
French children get early indoctrination to the finer things of life and it's not just fromage. The 5-day Revelations Salon will return to the Grand Palais in two years - don't miss it.