Mar 23, 2010

I was in a line to go inside the Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione. Many fashionistas were in this building. We were really enthusiasm what kind of collection Frank Sorbier would present. He’s a very talented designer. As usual, his fashion show was dramatic and artistic. The Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione located at 110, Rue Amelot , 11 th arrondissement.

The amphitheatre was built during the reign of Napoleon III and is an oval with twenty sides that encloses an oval ring, which is surrounded by steeply banked seating for the audience. It like a small coliseum. Since as far back as 1852 the Cirque d'Hiver or Winter Circus, has been a venue for not just the ever popular circuses, but also musical concerts and even fashion shows and although it was originally meant to accommodate around 4000 people, due to safety and fire regulations it now holds only around 2000 people at any one time. The circus has been operated by the Bouglione brothers and their descendants since 1934.

Station on Paris metro: Filles du Calvaire, Oberkampf, République