Well-heeled Francophiles honor lifestyle publishers at Le Bilboquet
Yesterday evening the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) presented Martine and Prosper Assouline, co-founders of Assouline Publishing, with its third annual Art de Vivre Award.
Assouline, for the uninitiated, prints coffee table books that “are objets d’art with a beauty and point of view that make them essential for discerning collectors.” The publisher’s roughly 1,400 volumes focus on art, architecture, design, fashion, food and wine, photography, travel, and luxury lifestyle.
The event began with a cocktail reception in the FIAF Gallery at 22 East 60th Street, and continued with a dinner at Le Bilboquet next door.
François Chateau, a partner in Dentons’ New York office and former Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lycée Français de New York, presented the award.
FIAF’s Art de Vivre Award, established in 2014, recognizes influential leaders from the luxury, food, wine, and fashion industries for their outstanding contributions to the promotion of the French art of living.
The 2016 Art de Vivre Award Event Committee included Stephanie Binder-Elbaz and Benjamin Elbaz, James G. Brooks, Jr., Emmanuel and Christina Di Donna, Martha Flores Longoria and Jérôme Lhote, Jeanne and Alexandre Leviant, Eric Mourlot, Jordan and Jason Phillips, Marie-Noëlle and John Pierce, Leah Pisar-Haas, Lesley and David Schulhof, Amelia and Mortimer Singer, David G. Tisch and Tetyana Pilyukova Tisch, Clémence and William von Mueffling.