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A Giant Disco Ball and Three DJ Sets: Inside Galeries Lafayette’s Epic Opening Party

PARIS — If it wasn’t made clear enough from the 7-meter-wide disco ball that was hung on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées that evening: It was the party of the year.
It seemed like the whole of the Paris fashion scene flocked to the opening of the Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées on Wednesday.
The 70,000-square-foot flagship celebrated its arrival on the “most beautiful avenue in the world” by throwing a Champagne-flowing mega bash complete with a live orchestra, a voguing performance, a concert by rising afro-trap star Aya Nakamura and no fewer than three DJ sets.
Guests flowed through the illuminated tunnel designed by architect Bjarke Ingels to congratulate Galeries Lafayette executives Nicolas and Guillaume Houzé on their big night, to the sound of violins playing a wide range of classics — from Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” to a surprisingly convincing rendition of George Michael’s “Freedom.”
“It’s quite emotional,” said a tearful Simon Porte Jacquemus just as the orchestra launched into “Bitter Sweet Symphony.”
“It was my dream to open a lifestyle space,” said the designer, who collaborated with Caviar Kaspia on Citron, the café located on the first floor of the store. “It’s a wonderful spot with wonderful artisans, allowing for people to come and discover

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