Chloé Bensahel is a textile artist who blends performance, traditional craft and multimedia to create large-scale installations that highlight the relationship between language and identity.
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Richard McGinnis was born and raised in Ohio. Now a long-time resident of Paris and a naturalized French citizen for over 20 years, he has just retired from 26 years as the Director of the French office of Leading Hotels of the World.
85% of people recently interviewed for Vingt Questions, our series on the best of French and American culture, answered champagne when asked to name their favorite French extravagance.
To mark President Washington’s birthday, we asked Douglas Bradburn, President and CEO of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, to share his thoughts on what he treasures about the history and culture of our two countries.
William Adair founded Gold Leaf Studios in Washington, D.C. He is an internationally recognized authority on frame fabrication, conservation, gilding, and large-scale architectural gilding. William shared his favorite things about France and the United States for this installment of Vingt Questions.
Julie Kent and Victor Barbee of The Washington Ballet share their thoughts on what they love about French-American culture.
At the age of 30, Franco-Swedish designer Alexandre Chapellier quit his desk job and launched his own luxury brand. His company, Cinabre, makes all of its pieces in France. Their collection of men’s accessories includes bow ties, scarves, lapel pins, tote bags, hats and pocket squares. At the end of 2015, Cinabre opened its first […]
Patrick O’Connell, a native of Washington, DC, is a self-taught chef who pioneered a refined, regional American cuisine in the Virginia countryside. His alliance with local farmers and artisanal producers was an adaptation born of necessity more than 30 years ago when nothing but milk was delivered to the tiny town of “Little” Washington, VA […]
Philippe-Pierre Jacques-Yves Arnault Cousteau Jr. is the son of Philippe Cousteau and the grandson of Jacques Cousteau. Philippe has continued the work of his father and grandfather by educating the public about oceanic environmental and conservation issues. A multi Emmy-nominated TV personality, film maker, explorer, author and co-founder and CEO of non-profit EarthEcho International, Philippe […]