The Inimitable Style Blogger Finds Enchantment in the 54th Italian Arts Biennale
French fashion photographer Garance Doré traded brogues and boyfriend blazers for the priceless artworks at this year’s Venice Biennale, training her discerning eye on everything from Jeff Koons’s “Tulips” to Maurizio Cattelan's "Untitled" stuffed ostrich. "I felt really lost, in a good way—in a 'Fable of Venice' way. You lose yourself in the art, in the streets, in the parties. There is a sense of forgetting the rhythm of the day," she says. The Biennale draws upwards of 370,000 visitors and sees the art world's biggest names, including Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst and Marina Abramović, install boundary-pushing works in elegant palazzos and unwind at decadent parties staged on private boats. The Corsican-born Doré, who launched her eponymous blog in Paris in 2006, attracts 70,000 hits a day with endearingly chatty posts featuring models off-duty, fashion friends and pretty young things showcasing their insouciant, everyday style. On the back of its success, Doré has been commissioned by the likes of French and Japanese Vogue, among others. Since leaving France, Doré has turned her keen eye for color and light to the streets of New York, where she now lives with Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist—the other half of the digital world’s foremost trendsetting couple.