The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) will present Martine and Prosper Assouline, co-founders of Assouline Publishing, with its third annual Art de Vivre Award on Monday, June 6. The evening will commence with a cocktail reception at 7:30pm in the FIAF Gallery at 22 East 60th Street (between Park & Madison Avenue), and continue at 8pm with a dinner at the elegant French restaurant 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, will present the award to the honorees.
Visionary founders of Assouline Publishing, Prosper and Martine Assouline
Visionary founders of Assouline Publishing, Prosper and Martine Assouline have revolutionized the coffee table book with their exquisite, beautifully bound illustrated volumes. Their books are objets d’art with a beauty and point of view that make them essential for discerning collectors.
FIAF’s Art de Vivre 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 includes 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.