Fields of Gold

Have you seen the pics of Place Vendôme?

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Paris has officially been invaded by wheat fields this week in promotion of Chanel’s newest of collection, Les Blés de Chanel.

Coco Chanel was known to be fond of this French symbol of luck and prosperity. References to wheat are found in every room of her apartment. Salvador Dali even presented her with a painting of a single blade – unlikely subject matter for the trippy artiste.

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The installation, in front of the recently re-opened Ritz Paris, was designed by prominent French street artist Gad Weil, known for installations along the Champs-Elysées, in Nice and Metz, and on the Great Wall of China.

It took over 150 people to “plant” one million stalks in black lacquer boxes.

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The Blés Vendôme exhibition runs for just one week, after which Weil will take it to Saumur, France.

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