The Little Theater of Vincent Darré

A whimsical scrapbook celebrating the confluence of style and decor from France’s most original interior designer.

This handsome oversized volume is a lavish scrapbook bursting with creativity that presents twenty recent projects, inspiring encounters, and ephemeral decor created by designer Vincent Darré.
Quirky and richly illustrated with original drawings and personal photographs, each page of this luxurious and joyful album is a poetic exploration, a trip to the heart of fantasy. From hand-rendered interiors for the Ritz Paris hotel to haute couture shoots for Vogue and theatrical costume designs for Arielle Dombasle, all of the featured projects are original and extravagant exercises in style.
Gifted with a wide appreciation for and knowledge of visual culture and a thoughtfully considered, erudite dandyism, Darré invites readers to discover his singular universe that has defined his inimitable style in the world of decoration. With subtlety, he succeeds in making frivolity an art in its own right. This book is an ode to creativity.
Several of Vincent’s friends and muses contributed to the book including five-time César award-winning actress and singer Isabelle Adjani, actress Amira Casar, American-born French singer, actress, director, and model Arielle Dombasle, actress, film director, and screenwriter Eva Ionesco, and actress, screenwriter, director, and singer Valérie Lemercier.

About The Author

Vincent Darré, a former fashion designer who worked alongside Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi, is an interior designer inspired by baroque surrealism. Laurence Benaïm is a fashion journalist and author of many books including Paris: Capital of Guerlain, Fashion and Versailles, Lancel: Parisian Maison since 1976.  


  • Publish Date: September 06, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Individual Artists - Monographs
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 11 x 12-3/4
  • Pages: 216
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $100.00
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-026395-7


"[Now] the designer let his imagination run wild in a new tome, The Little Theater of Vincent Darré (Flammarion), which combines original drawings, photographs, and memorabilia, displayed scrapbook style, that gives an exuberant tour of 20 recent projects, from the art center Villa Noailles in Hyères, France, to the Poltrona Frau shop on Rue du Bac.Theater stages, costumes, and party settings all become larger than life when viewed through Darré’s eccentric lens. Adding context to the visual joie de vivre are insider stories on how each of the projects came to be, from the chance meetings to long-standing friendships that lead to collaborations with Cointreau, Vogue Paris, and the Biennale des Antiquaires, a celebrated French antiques fair." —GALERIE MAGAZINE

"This handsome oversized volume is a lavishly whimsical scrapbook bursting with creativity that presents twenty recent projects, inspiring encounters, and ephemeral decor created by the French theatrical designer." —SOCIETY TEXAS

"Peek inside the mind of Vincent Darré in this whimsical collection of the French designer’s illustrations and photos, from fancy-free drawings for Vogue to the charming interior renderings of the Ritz Paris. (Holiday Book Pick)" —ELLE DECOR

Author Bookshelf: Laurence Benaïm