Ten years ago, the Rana Plaza disaster
On April 24, 2013, a building housing a textile factory, the Rana Plaza, collapsed in
Nearly 1,200 workers died; hundreds more were wounded. These workers worked for major Western fashion brands.
This drama marked a turning point for the fashion industry, and in particular for "fast fashion", who could no longer absolve themselves of responsibilities within their supply chains .
In 2017 France passed a law for the duty of vigilance which obliges large companies to map the environmental and social risks of their supply chain and publish a plan to prevent risk.
agnès b. loves our suppliers!
agnès b. has always chosen our suppliers carefully. We consider them first and foremost as partners, and have often worked with them for many years, sometimes since the beginnings of the House in 1975.
Since 2021, agnès b. adheres to ICS (“Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability”).
This initiative aims to support our suppliers in favour of a sustainable improvement of working conditions of their employees and better protection of the environment.
Through ICS, we require them to respect social and environmental commitments, verified through independent audits. Each year 100% of our suppliers sign the agnès b. social and environmental ethics charter.
The schooner Tara sets sail again
On April 2nd 2023, the schooner Tara sets sail again! Until September 2024, it will travel along the European coasts to study coastal ecosystems and the land-sea connection.
The objectives of this Tara Europa mission: are to measure the impact of human pollution on the marine microbiome, to identify molecules that indicate the good health and/or levels of pollution of an ecosystem, and to use the knowledge acquired to create tools for political decision support.
During this mission, the schooner will stop in a dozen countries to raise awareness among the general public about the preservation of the oceans.
All together to reduce our waste!
From 19th to 27th of November, it's European Waste Reduction Week!
Since its creation, agnès b. House has never destroyed any clothes. Our unsold goods are donated to solidarity associations, in order to support their actions. Our fabric scraps are transformed into pouches or sold in our stores.
Since 1st of January 2022, under the AGEC law in Freance (law against wastage and for circular economy), companies in the fashion sector are no longer allowed to destroy their unsold goods. We welcome this measure for a better protection of the environment!
Exhibition catalog ...photographers ...artists and the snap cardigan
Published on the occasion of the exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the snap cardigan, shown in Paris, NYC, Hong-Kong, and soon in Tokyo! (editing by agnès b., August 2020).
For this exhibition, agnès b. has given carte blanche to more than 70 photographers and artists from 14 different nationalities. Young emerging artists and established artists from urban and contemporary scenes offer their interpretation of this timeless garment, working with a singular specification of a 40 × 60 centimeter photograph whose main subject is the snap cardigan.
Out of Frame & Landscapes at La Fab.
agnès b. opens « Out of Frame & Landscapes », the second exhibition from her collection, on September 25, 2020, at La Fab. Following on from « The boldness », the inaugural exhibition from the agnès b. collection, agnès will show some of the out-of-frame gazes and landscapes in her collection. Unprecedented associations allow agnès to catalyze new connections between works, in the manner of a large collage suffused with freedom.
« Out of Frame & Landscapes » in the agnès b. collection
La Fab., Place Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paris 13
September 25, 2020 – January 16, 2021
From Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Full fare: 4 euros / free entrance
Fashion Matters: Sustainability
Introduces by Amber Valletta, model, actress and activist. Starring Camille Charrière, fashion journalist and editor. Moderated by Dana Thomas, author and journalist.
With Agnès B., designer agnès b.; Kevin Germanier, designer Germanier ; Pierre Mahéo, designer Officine Générale and Pascaline Wilhelm, Fashion Director Première Vision
La Fab. reopens!
Under thirty years old!! at la galerie du jour agnès b.
On the occasion of the exhibition "Under thirty years old !!", la galerie du jour agnès b. reaffirms its passion for new discoveries and its taste for artworks in the making.
True to her determination to support young art in all its forms, agnès b. has invited seven artists under thirty years of age to reopen La Fab. Thibaut Bouedjoro, Bruno Gadenne, Matthias Garcia, Vincent Laval, Mathilde Lestiboudois, Hervé Priou and Solène Rigou will show their most recent work at la galerie du jour.
June 16th to August 1st, 2020.
La hardiesse dans la collection agnès b.
(Boldness in the agnès b. collection)
For its reopening, La Fab. also extends the inaugural exhibition "La hardiesse" dans la collection agnès b. (Boldness in the agnès b. collection).
In the first show, agnès presents more than 150 works by 90 artists, mostly her contemporaries and often friends. agnès took full control of the selection and staging of the exhibition, which she has devoted to the notion of "boldness," with the definition of "bold" in Diderot and d'Alambert's Encyclopédie of 1766 as a particular inspiration.
February 2nd to August 1st, 2020.
La Fab., Place Jean-Michel Basquiat, 13th arrondissement, Paris.
Tue-Sat 11am-7pm (doors close at 6pm).
Book your tickets online
La Fab. opening Sunday February 2nd, 2020
Stylist, philanthropist and art collector agnès b. has promoted artistic creation under all its forms, the environment and solidarity for many years. La Fab. aims at bringing all these activities together under one single roof.
As a galerist since 1983, agnès b. will present a first exhibition including works from her own collection, with the help of the historical team of Galerie du Jour.
La Fab. will also include la Galerie du Jour, which will become a kind of house where everything is for sale: paintings, sculptures, photographs, some furniture … agnès would find herself “ensemblière” as she likes to say.
La Fab. will also house la Librairie du Jour, a bookstore where publishers will be invited to contribute to the selection and presentation of works on display. Le Point d’ironie will be distributed here. Finally, La Fab. will spotlight the social and humanitarian actions supported by fonds de dotation agnès b., as well as agnès’s environmental activism, spearheaded by Fondation Tara Océan.
see La Fab. website
Pop up bookshop in Howard Street
Our pop up bookshop is now open with books, zines, prints, drawings, and more!
Stop by to see what's in store.
agnès b. Galerie Boutique 50 Howard Street NYC
let's celebrate the slow-made and Afghan artisans know-how
After Paris, agnès b. invites Afghan stylist Zolaykha Sherzad to exhibit a selection of her collection in her Marseilles' shop, in parallel with the exhibition Afghanistan au risque de l'art held at the Mucem from 22 November to 1 March.
Friday 22 November, 6pm - 9pm
artistic performance and Afghan tale Hannibal Nseir and Asar Laiq
Jazz manouche, Baptiste Chaudon guitar, Robin Lert trompet, Elouan Richard guitar
31-33 cours d'Estienne d'Orves, Marseilles
exhibition from November 20 to December 10, 2019
photo © Alessandro Asciutto
International Women Photographers Award
From October 18 to November 8, agnès b. Marseilles shop welcomes the 2019 selection of photographies of IWPA Award (International Women Photographers Award), in partnership with Film Femme Mediterranée Festival. The IWPA award is a photography prize created in 2017 and organized by the International Women Photographers Association which has for vocation to encourage women photographers to assert the peculiarity of their look and raise awareness among the professionals, still very masculine. More globally, it aims to promote equality between men and women everywhere where women rights are not respected, via international itinerant exhibitions. The IWPA Award 2019 laureate is Wan Chee Chan, chinese leaving in Hong Kong. Finalists : Masha Ahrabi Fard (Iran), Maria Contreras Coll (Spain), Solmaz Daryani (Iran/United Kingdom), Maryam Firuzi (Iran), Olga Kukush (Ukraine), Sydney Léa Le Bour (France), Olya Morvan (Ukraine/Qatar), Laura Pannack (United Kingdom), Félicia Simion (Romania), Liliane Velazquez (Mexico).
exhibition from October 18th to November 8th, 2019
agnès b. 31/33 Cours d'Estienne d'Orves, Marseilles
... photographers ... artists and the snap cardigan
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the creation of her signature Snap cardigan, agnès b. is delighted to announce the forthcoming exhibition ... PHOTOGRAPHERS ... ARTISTS AND THE SNAP CARDIGAN. The exhibition will open on September 24th, 2019, at the headquarters of agnès b., 17 rue Dieu, Paris (France) and echoes the first snap cardigan exhibition held at la galerie du jour as part of Paris Photography Month 1986, two years after the gallery’s opening.
photo © DAVID LYNCH Cardigan #2, 2019
Eulogy for a Hornbill, Bruno Gadenne
agnès b. is pleased to announce the opening of Eulogy for a Hornbill by French artist Bruno Gadenne at the agnès b. Galerie Boutique at 50 Howard Street in SoHo, New York. Comprised of 16 new paintings inspired by his travels in Malaysia and Indonesia, this will be the first exhibition in NYC for the Paris-based artist.
agnès b. Galerie Boutique
50 Howard Street, New York, NY 10013
Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday (11am – 7pm)
and Sunday (12pm – 6pm)
exhibition Tara, mission microplastics 2019
The Cure, photos by Richard Bellia
This summer, Richard Bellia presents his photos of the mythical group The Cure in Parisian and Japanese agnès b. shops... an attractive way of taking part in their concerts of July 28th in Fuji Rock and August 23rd in Rock en Seine!
agnès b. homme 3 rue du Jour, Paris 1er
et 10-12 rue du Vieux Colombier, Paris 6e
Red Stars, exhibition
An exhibition where the artworks of 13 artists echo the recent identity of Russia and photography. With Agnès Troublé aka agnès b., Alexandra Catiere, Oleg Dou, Igor Elukov, Vadim Gushchin, Dmitry Markov, Sergey Maximishin, Evgeny Mokhorev, Igor Moukhin, Margo Ovcharenko, Igor Savchenko, Valentin Sidorenko, Danila Tkachenko.
Ragyard x agnès b. and Electric Retro Spectrum's concert!
It was during a trip to London few months ago that agnès b. discovered this small family brand located in Brick Lane. Ragyard’s creators love to create, travel, discover, explore new cultures through designs and textiles, find inspiration in the people around them. They buy the best vintage pieces that they bring back to life... a unique way to reduce waste and express their creativity! ... so many common points with agnès b. who very quickly decided to offer this small English and family brand its Street shop on 4 rue du Jour!
And on June 21st, from 7 to 9pm, concert of Electric Retro Spectrum (band signed by Born Bad Records and playing on July 6 at the Astral Festival)… for the music festival!
Memoria, Chad Moore, book signing
Pacific has partnered with agnès b. galerie boutique Tokyo for the making of Memoria, photographer Chad Moore's first hardcover publication. Memoria includes 100 images of Moore's choosing, featuring both glowing landscapes and intimate portraits, pictures of friends who appear both in pairs and alone, euphoric and isolated. A short text by artist and poet Jack Walls sits in the centerfold.
Memoria, Chad Moore, book signing
June 21st, 6pm-8pm
Ofr. 1 rue Dupetit-Thouars, Paris 3
The schooner Tara is in London, focusing on microplastics on the Thames
10 rivers will be studied by the Tara Ocean Foundation to understand the origins on land of plastic pollution in the oceans. Objectives? Where does plastic waste originate? How does it arrive in the Ocean? Where should we concentrate our efforts to stop the flow of this waste? What impacts do plastics have on marine biodiversity? Recent estimates find that 80% of plastic waste found at sea originates on land. The Tara Ocean Foundation has been involved in this research since 2010. Now it is urgent to explore and identify the flux of plastic waste from land to sea in order to stop it. The upcoming Mission Microplastics 2019 — with the CNRS in charge of scientific coordination — will take the schooner Tara through several regions in Europe for 6 months, exploring 10 major European rivers. The Thames is the first river studied by the scientists. Tara will be docked in Sint Katharin’s Marina from the 11th to the 13rd of June 2019.
Flowers, MARTIN PARR
On the occasion of the Parcours Saint-Germain whose theme for the 2019 edition is La Fleur de l’Art, agnès b. has the pleasure to show works by Martin Parr, an artist she was one of the first to show in her gallery, the galerie du Jour and which photographs are also in her collection.
Among the themes dear to the British photographer are food, tourism, couples scenes… but also flowers…
In 2001, agnès wrote: “It was during 2 to 3 years that Martin Parr showed me this work on flowers. The flowers in life, the “consolation” flowers to make it perhaps more cheerful?” At the time, agnès had even made a small book that will be available in the exhibition!
“Flowers”, Martin Parr’s flowers in agnès b. art collection
23 May to 15 June, 2019
6 rue du Vieux Colombier, Paris 6
Flotation toy warning
agnès b. supports Flotation Toy Warning tour in France with three concerts in May:
26.05 : NANTES / Festival Wine Nat White Heat
28.05 : LESQUIN (LILLE) / Centre Culturel
29.05 : PARIS / Petit Bain (avec Raoul Vignal en formation trio en ouverture)