SHANGHAI III in the '30s
Inspired by the City’s cosmopolitan history in the early 20th century, the years that wholeheartedly embraced Art Deco and Modernism in Shanghai, the time when the first American style skyscraper appeared on The Bund and the French savoire faire, it’s elegance and gentility reigning supreme in the French Concession. Shanghai was about to enter its most dynamic decade. The 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 styles, night clubs with singers from Paris, enticing customers with women dancing. Truly Shanghai as it was and as it stays, is 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.