How to spend a weekend in Paris by Olivier Rousteing

The French fashion designer and creative director of Balmain in 2011 contributes to the Financial Times on his favourite spots of Paris for a very Balmain weekend.
For Rousteing a brunch at Café Charlot -I usually order the paillard de poulet or oeufs brouillés and a salad says the designer-  is the best way to kick off a day for art.
“After brunch I’ll go to Le Grand Palais – I really enjoyed the Helmut Newton exhibition there a few years ago, and the beautiful Azzedine Alaïa retrospective at Palais Galliera” says Rousteing.

A lover of caviar -I go to Caviar Kaspia in Madeleine for the signature potato with caviar and sour cream- Rousteing names Hôtel Costes his canteen.
“I use it for work appointments and I’m there for dinner almost every Saturday night. It’s always really busy but still has a feeling of intimacy, and I love being out on the terrace with my friends. If I’ve been in the studio, I’ll invite my team for a dinner of crispy duck with rice. I don’t do cocktails; I prefer a glass of chablis” he adds before entering the night at Chez Castel -a small club that is strangely nostalgic, with a strong French touch per Rousteing.

Best shopping spot on a Sunday is Clignancourt flea market and Sunday is best for Belle Epoque on the Rue des Petits Champs.
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