The French publishing house Assouline presents the “Eternally Ritz” book, dedicated to the legendary Parisian hotel on Place Vendome.
In the heart of the City of Light, the Ritz Paris shines, and international luminaries from the worlds of high society, fashion, art, literature, cinema, finance, and diplomacy have illuminated its rooms, from Boni and Anna de Castellane to Barbara Hutton, Princess Grace, and the Duchess of Windsor, from Maria Callas, Coco Chanel, and Ernest Hemingway to Cornelius Vanderbilt, Winston Churchill, Marc Chagall, Marlene Dietrich, and Sir Elton John.
Recently this jewel in the heart of Paris underwent a complete restoration, and now the Ritz Paris has again opened its graceful doors to the world, a glamorous star taking the stage of the Place Vendôme with renewed spirit. This radiant volume overflows with elegant imagery illustrating the Ritz’s esteemed guests and showcasing the impeccable work of designer Thierry W. Despont and architect Didier Beautemps to restore and rejuvenate the hotel while respecting its intrinsic history.
Author Laure Verchère holds a degree in art history. A former journalist for Elle Décoration, she is currently a luxury lifestyle brand artistic consultant.
Australian-born Robyn Lea moved to Milan, Italy, in her late teenage years to work as a photographer’s assistant. Over the last two decades, Lea has become an internationally renowned photographer, TV commercial director, and writer, working around the globe for clients such as Peroni, Kodak, Time, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar. Lea also has an extensive exhibition history, with ten solo shows and many group shows worldwide.