Known as "The Little Sparrow", Édith Piaf would have turned 100 this year, and to honour the French diva, the BNF (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) brings more than 400 different objects from Piaf’s life together under one roof at France’s national library.
The exhibition opened Tuesday in Paris, offering an in-depth look at the woman who became a postwar star and an enduring national icon. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the relatively modest black dress that Piaf was known for wearing on stage. It also features movie clips, concert posters, trinkets, and letters and music by Piaf. Visitors can don headphones that play "La Vie en Rose" (Life Through Rose-Tinted Glasses), "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" (I regret nothing) and other classics, as well as listen to interviews and narrations.
The exhibit will open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-7pm until August 23.
Source : New Paris exhibit celebrates 100 years of Édith Piaf
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