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Must-see exhibitions this season

Paris, New York, London. Every year these three capital cities put on prestigious exhibitions that attract visitors from around the world. If you're planning a trip abroad this season, we've put together a list of the exhibitions that everybody's talking about...

"Helena Rubinstein: Beauty is power" at the Jewish Museum of New York

This retrospective exhibition on Helena Rubinstein brings together works of art by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Joan Miro. Organized into themes, the exhibition – from October 31, 2014 to March 22, 2015 – will present Madame's art collection. The museum will display thirty pieces from her African and Oceanic art collection – one of the most important private art collections. Alongside these pieces, a complement to the collection will feature some of Madame's outfits, created by Balenciaga, Schiaparelli and Paul Poiret, as well as jewelry items that the cosmetic pioneer wore. Portraits of her, done by the most prominent artists, will be interspersed among the collection, entitled "Beauty is Power", in reference to the very first advertising slogan for her Valaze skincare line in 1904.

The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Avenue
New York
NY10128
The United States

"Horst: Photographer of Style" at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The work of talented German fashion photographer Horst P. Horst will be on display in London from September 6, 2014 to January 4, 2015. Synonymous with elegance, his work perfectly captures feminine sensitivity and grace. Trained by Le Corbusier, Horst first started photographing pieces by Chanel, Schiaparelli and Vionnet. He went on to work for Vogue Paris and Vogue US, and was involved in the development of the color photo. His shots of Hollywood starlets still remain a source of inspiration for contemporary photographers.

Victoria & Albert Musem
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
United Kingdom

"Jeff Koons, exposition" at the Pompidou Center in Paris

The American artist Jeff Koons spent a long time as a raw material broker on Wall Street. In 1979 he consecrated himself to art, producing his pieces in a workshop in the New York suburb of Chelsea. His inspiration comes from his desire to understand "Why and how consumer products can be glorified". Koons has worked with over a hundred collaborators, and certain pieces of his work are considered the most emblematic of the 21st century. A successor to Andy Warhol, he established an aesthetic of the middle class, and is today the most expensive living artist in the world. The exhibition, taking place from November 26, 2014 to April 27, 2015, is bound to provoke debate.

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou
75004 Paris
France

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