Christian Astuguevieille and his glass boxes

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Christian Astuguevielle is an artist, a sculptor, a furniture designer and the creative director of Comme des Garcons perfumes.


On a recent visit to his 19th century Parisian Haussmann flat filled with surrealistic objects and sensual furniture, my eyes landed upon a series of Chimeras in glass boxes.


Dolls with estranged body parts and mythical animals all seemed happy to be inhabiting Christian

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.