Agnès b. is a stylist who started her brand in the 70’s with subtle, chic and casual clothes ; timeless pieces like the snap cardigan that became a classic. With the success of her company she multiplied initiatives in the art world, opening an art gallery La Galerie du Jour, publishing art books, producing movies. She is also a philanthropist who supports artists but also many social causes (AIDS, Fondation Abbé Pierre, Tara…). Over the years, Agnès b. has assembled a major contemporary art collection now comprising nearly 5,000 pieces (Jean-Michel Basquiat, Warhol, Gilbert and George, Nan Goldin, Harmony Korine, Ryan McGinley…). She has opened her foundation La FAB (La Fondation Agnès b.) in 2020 that gathers together her art collection, la galerie du jour and la librairie du jour. Agnès b. is is constantly in touch with the international art scene, especially in the fields of the visual arts, cinema, music, live performance and publishing.
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Recorded on May 18th 2020
Photo credit : Kazou Ohishi
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