PANDA FANS: At the Palais de Tokyo, Antoine Arnault organized the first showing in Paris of Chinese artist Jiji’s “Hi Panda” series. “I have a big panda sculpture already,” he said, adding that the very same evening he bought a painting to match. “You see that red dot over there…that’s a new one,” he said, pointing to a large Panda painting.
Having popped to Cannes the previous evening for the NRJ music awards, Pharrell Williams stopped by to see the exhibit, cocooned in a big puffer jacket and moon boots. “I live in Miami, so I am not used to this cold,” he said, adding he just scored the music to an upcoming animated film called “Despicable Man.” Other guests included actresses Catherine Deneuve and Kristin Scott Thomas.