The ceremony took place in the presence of Fleur Pellerin, Minister of Culture and Communication, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, and Frank Gehry, architect of the building.
The President of the Republic visited this new venue, dedicated to contemporary art in Paris’ Bois de Boulogne, and met with artists whose works are part of the opening exhibition.
Guests were invited to attend the illumination of the building, designed by Hervé Descottes, while opera singer Nathalie Dessay, accompanied by cellist Henri Demarquette, performed Sergei Rachmaninov’s Vocalise.
Among the guests at the inauguration were designers of the LVMH group including JW Anderson, Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld, Phoebe Philo, Raf Simons and Riccardo Tisci.
Following the departure of the President of the Republic, a dinner by chef étoilé Jean-Louis Nomicos, Director of the Foundation’s restaurant, Le Frank, was served to the guests in the Fondation’s Auditorium.