Exhibition dedicated to promote French luxury brands starts January 15 in Istanbul

French lifestyle – cuisine, fashions, arts – will be the centre piece of  “Modernity?” — an exhibition of contemporary art at the Istanbul Modern, opening Jan. 15. It’s the centerpiece of an initiative by French luxury goods association Comité Colbert to boost the profile of French fashions, wine, jewels, tableware and foodstuffs in the Turkish capital

In tandem with the one-week exhibition, 26 Colbert members are planning additional displays and events in their boutiques. Nicole Bricq, the French Minister of Foreign Trade, is slated to accompany the “Festival Colbert” delegation.

Most recent similar event by Comite Colbert took place in Dubai, U.A.E last year.