SHANGHAI III OPTIC
Inspired by its cosmopolitan history in the early 20th century, the years whole-heartedly embraced Art Deco and Modernism in Shanghai, the time when the first American style skyscraper appeared on The Bund and the French savoire fair, elegance and gentility reigned supreme in the French Concession. Shanghai was about to enter its most dynamic decade. Breathtaking ambiance of the city attracted the most influential and important members of elite. Beneath a million brilliant lights there were sidewalk cafes, boutiques with the latest style, night clubs with singers from Paris, enticing women dancing with customers. Truly Shanghai as it was and as it stays, a fascinating mix of East and West: the Foreigners are back, the night life is back, the circle closes. The good life of old Frenchtown lives on.