François-Marie Banier, Marie-Laure de Noailles 1969-1970
This catalogue was published on the occasion of the solo exhibition of François-Marie Banier during the 35th edition of the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories, at the Villa Noailles in Hyères.
A large number of documents are published illustrating the friendship between Marie-Laure de Noailles and François-Marie Banier, including his own photographs of Marie-Laure de Noailles—on which he sometimes painted or wrote—, letters, interviews, and items from the artist’s personal collection.
The exhibition and catalogue were designed by Martin d’Orgeval.
“I have always written Marie Laure’s name how she signed it: without a hyphen between Marie and Laure. This was her artist’s and writer’s name. The Vicomtesse, her second identity, has a hyphen. This must be respected. We are in another world.”