Plaisir Palace by Laurence Benaïm 

“What do an authentic Courrèges bag from the sixties have in common with a satin quilted jacket from the collection? Rive Gauche from winter 78? A look, that of Didier Barroso, loyal master of ready-to-wear that made our mothers look like heroines, and which continues to magnetize twenty-year-old girls. By its charm. Magnetic. Bewitching. Absolute. Here vintage is combined with the more than present of desire. In the sweet name of Plaisir Palace, I find the sweetness of a resort, the sky with rosy cheeks of an intact pleasure. »LB 


Neither quite boutique, nor quite gallery. In the heart of the Marais, Plaisir Palace is first and foremost a small theater of curiosities. Nestled in the shadow of the former Carreau du Temple, Plaisir Palace evokes a modern boudoir where each garment, each print testifies to a passion. That of Didier Barroso, who after having worked for fifteen years in contemporary art - from the Palais de Tokyo, Yvon Lambert galleries, then Art Concept -, has chosen to return to his passion: fashion. Or rather all that it inspires in him: clothes, he has been collecting them for more than fifteen years. André Courrèges, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent, form its top trio. From the School of Decorative Arts, to vintage temples from around the world, which he has discovered during his travels, and fairs (Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Tokyo), this passion has grown stronger, refined. The result is commensurate with a requirement, a taste, a look of which " Plaisir Palace »Is the Parisian meeting. For aesthetes, and for all those who find in “beloved” a form of special attention, the nature of a piece chosen, worn, loved, transmitted, for what it is unique and rare. But also for what makes her so desirable. LB