The space has been transformed as a shrine to Assouline's "iconic coffee table books," a collection that includes anniversary retrospectives of major fashion houses like Dior, Chanel, and a title dedicated entirely to the Proust Questionnaire.
Guests are invited to quaff cocktails and snack on "light bites" as they pour over page after page of haute couture photography and settle into the bar's cushy climes. Author talks are scheduled for later this year as well.
In the war of aesthetic repute, we'd say the score has pretty much evened up again.
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